In addition to the apron, today I whipped up a quick pencil skirt to help bulk up the "cake" portion of my closet. As many of you are aware, I have A LOT of dresses, and while most of them are practical garments (or were pre-baby), I also tend to go more for the unique and interesting as far as prints and details go, that make it a little more difficult to pair things with other pieces in my wardrobe. Most of my separates are super casual knit pieces that make up in some ways a second wardrobe for me. I have my collection of dresses and slightly more formal pieces that all of my friends and acquaintances associate with my "style", but then there is also the much more casual, simple wardrobe of solid camisoles, t-shirts and knit mini-skirts that sometimes get combined with my jeans or linen pants. Inspired my Mimi, I decided to make myself a couple of knit pencil skirts that will do a little better job of meshing my two "styles". A while ago I ordered myself a very comfy, easy, wash-and-wear double knit in a chocolate brown to make the first one. Because there was not as much stretch to this knit as necessary for following Mimi's simple one-seam design, I ended up cutting the skirt in two pieces with a bit of shaping at the hips. I'm really happy with how it turned out and I know it's going to get tons of wear in the coming weeks, now that the weather has cooled off a bit. It hangs a bit funny on Tabitha since she has no legs, but you get the idea.
And finally, here's a little peak of slight progress I made on the grey skirt/vest project. I've got the pleats for the back basted in and the buttons for the skirt and vest covered. I also put the zipper in last night, so next up I will be attaching the waistband and setting the pleated insert into the skirt.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!