You see, I follow my friend Melissa's blog who blogged about Sabra's blog and now I follow Sabra's blog too! This cute skirt tutorial was enough for me to lose hours reading her entries and if you make that big of an impression on me then you're doing something right!
These are awful photos, but this is the first of my Domesticated Skirts:
What's that, you ask? It's reversible? Why yes, yes it is! With my measurements I'm able to make the body of this skirt with about a yard of fabric.
Her version uses bias tape for the top and bottom hems along with ties. I cheated and bought some bias tape in two colors (pink and lime) and used those around the top hem and just hemmed up the bottom edges. I also did the trick where you sew into the sides so that it lays right and ended up having to pull it over my head to put it on. I barely got it on pulling it over my head, though so I think I'll try again and do button closures at the waist!
All in all it's a quick skirt to whip up and I just love it. I've already got another one cut out and fabric picked out for another and another and another (and I didn't have to convince too hard for my mother to decide to make one, as well). Luckily the weather was lovely today so I even got a chance to wear it today!
Needless to say, "domesticated" is looking pretty darn sassy these days, yes? :o)