My co-worker Brittany and I have a tradition of what we like to call "Monday Funday." That is, we always go to lunch together on Mondays, almost always to my apartment, and find something amusing to do while we eat (like watch videos from our favorite musical group, perhaps). Well, this Monday, we didn't have to go to work, so we decided to make Monday Funday an all-day extravaganza!
Brittany hauled her sewing machine all the way up 90 blocks (mostly by subway, people, she's not a bodybuilder) to our house, where we set up shop in the kitchen and proceeded to sew our brains out. While eating chocolate. The result of her Monday Funday Sewing Extravaganza MLK Day 2011 can be seen here.
And here's mine!
This is such a basic little skirt, you don't even really need a pattern. It's basically two big squares for the front and back, and four skinny rectangles for the waistband. Seriously. That's it.
This corduroy is leftover from the vest I made last year, and I had just enough to make this little mini, inspired by this skirt from UO. Opinion: Will it be possible to ever wear my grey corduroy skirt with my grey corduroy vest? Where must the line be stopped between just enough grey corduroy and excessive grey corduroy? If denim on denim is a Canadian tuxedo, what does that make corduroy on corduroy? Also, does corduroy remind anyone else of the year 1998?
I added some pockets of course, because it is apparently impossible for me to make anything that does not have pockets.
All in all, I'm basically in love with this skirt, super glad I made it, and will be sticking my legs in some tights soon so I can wear this thing out into the NYC winter!