I have been on the hunt for a jean skirt for a long time and I have just about given up. Either the skirt is far too big in the waist or it is too tight in the hips. Then there is the problem with the slit – it is either slit up the back too high or in the front – way too high. This is ridiculous.
In the summer I prefer to wear knee length or just above the knee skirts during the day as they are much cooler than shorts or even capris. Now, I don’t want to dress like a teenager and I am not ready to dress like an old lady. I like to wear pretty feminine clothes such as cami’s with a lightweight sweater; just above the knee skirts; a top that doesn’t have a neckline too high and not way too low either; I love a little lace on a cotton camisole. I have collected some vintage clothing patterns and I love a pattern that flatters a woman’s figure but does not show a lot.
Problem is until now, I haven’t had the time to do a lot of sewing.
My denim skirt hunt continued in stores and I have gone to Goodwill. The next step was to shop online, but I hate to shop online for a hard to fit item because of the price of return shipping. I went online today and I noticed something. Wrap skirts are becoming popular again.
Several sites had cute wrap skirts in all sorts of fabrics and styles. That was my answer. Forget the denim skirt, I can make wrap skirts in a few different colors or prints and that will take care of the mainstay of my wardrobe.
I purchased three wrap skirt patterns (on clearance) and I can hardly wait to make these skirts. The only drawback to a wrap skirt is that when the wind blows the wrap can fly open. I will either sew the wrap shut or I will sew a snap or figure some way to keep the wrap closed.
All of the patterns do not require a great deal of skill and best of all do not require a great deal of fabric. I’m pumped and can hardly wait to find some fabric and start sewing. Years ago, when I was in my teens I sewed a majority of my clothes. I haven’t sewn in years because I didn’t have the time. I always enjoyed sewing.
So, I didn’t find a denim skirt. I don’t think I will want one after I get my skirts made.