Kate and Ana in their blue dresses:
Kate's dress closeup:
I wore an Isaac Mizrahi dress from Target that had striped fabric sewn in gores to make chevrons. Super neat:
My brain was kind of deep fried by this afternoon- yesterday was my dad's birthday, and he wanted a roast turkey for his dinner, so I'd spent about 6 hours in the kitchen roasting the turkey and making all the side dishes and a cake. Then we had brunch this morning- I'm done with cooking for a bit now! I decided to make up some ripstop cotton from JoAnns into a skirt in the hopes that it would warm up a bit this week so that I could wear it.
This is the A-line skirt from last March's BWOF that's kind of become my default skirt pattern. I hemmed it with a binding cut from a mendicino print, since all my quilt pieces are stacked up near my sewing machine.
I drafted a pocket for the side:
It's lined in bemberg ambiance, which I still detest sewing with. Unfortunately, I really love how nice it is once the skirt is done, so I gritted my teeth and made it work. The ribbon for the waistband is from my grandma's stash- I love all the soft wide grosgrain ribbons she's collected over the years! She's always happy for me to raid her sewing room, so I've got a nice little stash of them at the moment.
Here's the hem of the skirt and lining.