Do you know how it is when you get a fabulous fabric in your head and then you go searching never to find it? Happens to me all the time. Well, this fabric is an example of the opposite! I was trying to fall asleep one night last week and thought I really needed a cobalt blue gingham fabric--the foil to all of the red gingham I was using last year (this, and this, and this for instance). It's the perfect print for Spring, don't you think? The next day I stopped by the store where I'd purchase the red gingham and there was one bolt of the perfect blue gingham! No other gingham in sight. It was as if it were waiting there for me. I was so excited. Granted it's a fiarly common pattern, but still... I bought five yards. I want to make all sorts of things out of it. But I started with these simple gathered skirts.
They are three times the waist measurement and have a hefty two inch hem. I wanted them to go along with something I'm making for the girls for this coming Fall. Can you believe it? Thinking ahead a season. Well, actually I was planning to have them for this past Winter but I'm shifting my thinking instead! I'm ahead, not behind. With a few things actually. Which means I need to learn the discipline of setting something aside to work on some higher priorities (Easter dresses, etc.) and then actually come back to them and finish for the Fall. We'll see. It's a new thing I'm trying.
Running to catch up...!