The last few days I have taken a break from creating any new art work. Instead I have been working on skirts. I haven't made any clothes for myself since seventh grade home ec (or "home and family living" as it was properly called in the eighties). I love to wear skirts in warm weather. They are much cooler than pants and since having four kids I'm a little afraid of shorts. Also, after trying to shop for my little girls, I realized that I'm going to have to start making a lot of their clothes. Please excuse me if you like the current fasions for girls, but I prefer my seven year old to look seven, not eighteen. We homeschool, so I can get away with a lot more than if they went to public school. They really don't know any better and would very much prefer a skirt made from fabric they pick out than something store bought.
We took the kids to JoAnn's and let them pick any cotton fabric (I'm not ready for anything slippery!) they wanted along with a trim for the bottom. The little guy also wanted a skirt. Instead he picked out a fat quarter and I made him a cape. They have been dancing around the house ever since. I even tried to pose them for a photo. They are such raggamuffins and never hold still!
I've also made two skirts for myself. The rose pink skirt is a circle skirt. My kids refer to it as the princess skirt. The other is a layered skirt, very country. A girlfriend said she needed one like it for this summer when she is selling at the farmers market. Next I think I need to get some tennis shoes to alter to go with them.
The sun is shining and I'm ready for spring!