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OK, thank yous first! Sew Busy Lizzy gave me a free pattern from Maria Denmark (Happy late Solstice Maria!) and I chose the Yasmin yoke skirt and used a soft charcoal linen I received in a freebie bundle from fabricmart.201

By the by, I was quite proud of this mature choice. Seriously, CHARCOAL…..GREY…..LINEN. Do you link these words with me? Probably not. To date I have made…hmm…. maybe 4 things in solid colors and I wear them to work. Yes. I made turdlety brown scrub tops and such. Nothing much to write home about. So to pick out a mature, sensible color and fabric, whoo-boy! Did I ever feel mature. So I was showing the Mothership my latest plans and I get to this piece of fabric and she is holding it up and feeling it and I haven’t shown her the pattern yet and she looks at me and says- in total seriousness- ‘Why don’t you sew up both sides and then use it to store onions’. So in case you ever wondered, this apple did not fall far from the gaudy tree!

Ok, so onto the  show! This pattern is a really easy to follow and well-thought out work. It makes alterations easy, it is a sharp shape and I’m already thinking about a few more for summer. Want to see a picture?linen1

Oh, sorry, just-IMG_1397

let me finish this ironing- linen, Gees, what a lot of ironing.IMG_1401

Ok. Here we go. Well- IMG_1407

Here it is- I love the shape of the pockets and I lined with them with this frisky calico left over from a Godbabe Callie romper project.IMG_1399

Wait- let me just run this under the iron just once more.IMG_1413

Ok. Thats better.Lets see how we do. IMG_1416

Crap! I wrinkled it while trying to get it past my bloomers?!IMG_1426

I did not have charcoal grey invisible zipper, so I used an eggplant colored regular one, cuz, well, if you can’t match- do it in a big way, right? Ok, I am thinking calm, unwrinkling thoughts.IMG_1388

All ironing foolishness aside- I’m really pleased with this skirt. I will definitely be trying more of Maria’s patterns and if you haven’t, please do!


Hey, that reminds me- did you hear that squeak? This barely made it on time for Indie Pattern Month!!!! Go check out the show!

photo credits: meadhawg, Pattern Review, google images. all images remain the property of their original owners.