swelter skirt

It’s been really toasty here in Portland; so toasty, in fact, that today I wore a sleeveless top. It’s supposed to be about 20 degrees cooler tomorrow, so all should be well. The town in California we moved from is super hot every day all summer long, so I feel I should not complain about the Portland heat wave. Anyway, hot weather is perfect for the summer skirt, is it not? I made this one over the weekend:

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It has some cute details. Too bad you can’t see any of them in the photo, ha ha. The pattern is by Favorite Things, and it is a nice pattern. It’s a flared skirt with 8 panels, and the back waistband is elasticized, which makes the skirt very comfy. There are options for gores or a ruffle at the bottom. I think I’ll be making a few more of these babies!
Now it’s time to head to the basement to cool off and do some more sewing!

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15 Responses to swelter skirt

  1. Mandy says:

    What’s a gore? Very cute skirt, gore or no gore!

  2. Julia says:

    Cute, cute skirt! And I love your goodies from the last post, the fabrics are amazing.

  3. sally says:

    Ah ha! You are a sleeveless top wearing gal! =) CUTE skirt. I love that pattern.

  4. becky says:

    I saw that pattern (and a skirt made from it) at Bolt and thought it looked super.

  5. Kathy says:

    Nice skirt! Glad the weather is cooling down, too. Thought I’d left 100+ days back in CA, but at least now we know the a/c works in the new house.

  6. Erin says:

    I have been cranking out these skirts this summer. I LOVE this pattern. Last night I tried the gored version–I guess it was too late at night to start because I sewed the wrong sides together : (

  7. marielle says:

    Oh, I’m in *love* with your skirt. Do you think it would be a manageable pattern for someone like me, whose sewing skills are still in the beginner stage? I’ve been looking all over for an elastic-waist skirt that’s both comfy and stylish – this is it!

  8. Gina says:

    Another winner.

  9. tiffany says:

    i love this skirt. as a matter of fact, i have this pattern and i have yet to use it! now that i see how cute it turns out, i will be sitting down to make a skirt!!

  10. Celia says:

    Gores are little triangular-shaped inserts that make a skirt all fluttery at the hem.
    Nice skirt!

  11. amy k. says:

    oh very nice!! and I hope you are hanging in there! it’s a hot one!

  12. Emily says:

    That pattern is great!! I clicked through and really love a lot of the variations on the site too. I am so gonna make one.

  13. sue says:

    your blog is so much fun to read, thank you!
    I found some old 60’s dress (a-line & empire) patterns at a garage sale and thought of you with your retro sewing. interested? They’re not as neat as some of your stuff, and they’re size 12 I think, from 1969.

  14. Tracy says:

    I bought this pattern after talking with you. I love it too. I made one and my sister in law has made a few!

  15. Rita says:

    This is my first time viewing your Blog. Very nice indeed. We live in the East of USA, I have never heard of this pattern.” Favorite Things”. Where did you guys buy it? Any help will be appreciated. Thank you, Rita

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