Sewing a skirt has been on my to-do list for the last few weeks. I had the perfect pattern & fabric...it was just finding the time to drag out the sewing machine.
I thought I'd have time to do some sewing during the day once Little Man started school. Preschool goes from 12:30 to 3pm and I figured Monkey Boy would be napping during almost all that time. What I didn't bargain for was MB's recently acquired ability to scale the side of his crib. After nearly having a heart attack watching him jump from the crib rail, we took the rail down. Of course that meant that he no longer went to sleep quietly during nap time. Instead he was in and out of his crib at least 50 times during the first few days. Eventually he stopped getting out of bed, but then he'd only nap for an hour instead of his usual 2-3 hrs..
But this past Thursday, MB actually went down quickly and stayed asleep for nearly two hours. Woot! His extended nap gave me time to set up my sewing machine and whip out a skirt:
Lazy Day Skirt
Fabric- discontinued Kaufmann, purchased at Jenny's Fabrics for $2.00/yd
Pattern- Simplicity "Easy to Sew" 4543, view C
Time to sew- approx 2hrs
My changes- I used 1/2in elastic for the waist instead of the called-for drawstring.