Hot Pink American Summer

I often like to separate my larger, more challenging sewing projects with smaller, simpler ones so I can keep up my creative momentum and don’t procrastinate starting another big project for too long. It also gives me something new and fun to wear while working on an item that may take a while to finish. This skirt was one of those in-between pick-me-up projects.

opener 2I made this easy-breasy gathered skirt using Pattern Runway‘s (free!) Very Gathered Skirt pattern. I chose a very drapey, bright pink poly. It is such a great summer skirt, but can also be layered-up and worn in the fall and winter to bring some color into the greyer seasons.  F trio

This would be a fantastic beginners sewing project because there are no buttons or zippers, just elastic in the back waistband. There are optional side-seam pockets, which I did not include because they caused too much drag for the  lightweight fabric.


Katy and I wish everyone in the States a wonderful Independence Day!

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