Spring has sprung! I whipped up these four spring skirts from a single pattern – Butterick 5613. How cute! The top two are View A, a gathered skirt with side seam pockets and a matching sash, and the bottom two are View C, a pleated skirt with a deeper waistband. Each skirt probably took me about 2 weekends to put together – not bad at all.
Above is the pattern art – the pink skirt all the way on the right is View A (corresponding to my two cream colored skirts), and the yellow one on the left is View C (my pink and black/white skirts). I made a few modifications as I’ll describe below, but overall I followed the pattern pretty closely. Lots more photos below!
Lots of sewing updates to report! It was my birthday this past week, so I indulged a bit and bought myself some crafty birthday presents. : ) First up, the New Complete Guide to Sewing from Reader’s Digest. I’ve had my eye of this massive hardcover beast since last June (!!!) when I spotted it in my local bookstore, and I finally decided that my birthday was a good excuse to cough up the dough and buy it already. From my initial perusal, it seems to contain lots of good tips and illustrations for making professional-looking garments, and I’m excited to really give it a thorough read-through. Yay! (BTW, I am all about supporting local bookstores and totally paid full price for this baby, as opposed to buying it on the cheap from Amazon. Support your local small businesses!)