Monday, July 23, 2012

A Weekend-Only Picnic Skirt

Weekend-only, you ask?  Well, the reason is because I got a job!  I'm officially an Assistant Technical Designer and this skirt is just too short to wear to work.  I've had a full week of training on just the company info, hard and soft lines.   This week I start job-specific training.  Last week was so great and I'm so thankful the company put so much time and effort into training.  I feel so lucky to have found this job.

Yay!  Back to the skirt.  I saw Tilly's skirt and thought it was really cute, but never intended to make it until I went to the swapmeet and found almost the exact fabric (for $1.50/yd. I might add).  Yes, I know I could have made it with different fabric, but it really wasn't on my list of things to do.  I followed the instructions for the most part because I honestly didn't want to have to think.  Hehe.  I omitted the pockets because I wanted to draft them a little differently from the instructions, but didn't want to take the time.  I started the skirt last Sunday night, the day before my first day of work.  Being the moron that I am, I decided to not make a paper pattern, which caused me some trouble.  I accidentally cut the skirt too short, hence the skimpiness.  It is totally wearable, but I can't bend over too far.  :)

The buttons are from an estate sale find.  I do love them.

Thanks to my newest followers! I'm so sorry for the neglect of the blog.  Thanks Cynthia and Danielle


  1. Congratulations on your new job! I love your new skirt. Super cute.

  2. Congrats on your new job! That is super! Cute skirt, does not look to short to me. Maybe some shorty leggins in a matching navy to wear under it :O)then you could bend over and not worry :O)

    1. Thanks! That is a great idea. I'll have to try it for winter.

  3. That is a cute as anything skirt! Congratulations on finding a job. I don't know what a technical director does, but I hope it's something you love!

  4. Did you draft this yourself? Or is it a pattern? If so, I'd would love to know what pattern. Thanks!

  5. I drafted the pattern myself, but based it on Tilly and the Button's picnic skirt. I made some changes to her draft, but if you follow her instructions you can make your own picnic skirt too.

  6. you are possibly the most beautiful woman I have ever seen!