It took a year to get some photos of it!
Although at the very beginning of my sewing phase, it was an excellent item of clothing to sew:
- It was a skirt, and I love skirts, all year round.
- It didn't require a zip
- It had just enough challenges that both made it accessible and took me a step further in my sewing.
- It taught me how to do a french seam (look here, for example) and gave me plenty of practice on how to do it
- It gave me one of my favourite summer skirts!
So, with the perfect fabric I got a fresh and very practical summer skirt which I've worn a lot both last year and this year. I like the casual feel of the wrap around and it has a lot of twirl perfect for busy playful summers with my children.
Yard Sale Skirt
With my lovely L. giving me flowers
in the Caldas da Rainha market in Portugal
Now, I wasn't aware of the errata for this book until much later, after finishing the skirt... When I had problems understanding how to sew the waistband on I thought I really should not even have dreamt that I could sew my own skirt, so I just did it how I htought it could be. And it works. But after coming across different customer reviews I realised that maybe it was really the instructions which weren't so clear... And luckily enough I didn't need the extra 7th panel which is really reccomended for the Small size.
So, if you plan to sew this skirt I reccomend you read through the errata and the customer reviews first.
But, I can still say I am extremely pleased with my Yard Sale Skirt in vintage fabric!
And for the book, I still highly reccomend it for its varied and inspiring projects, which you can actually do in a weekend! And use them and enjoy them for a very long time!