Deb is making a new skirt. (Not me, Deb... and not DebR and not DebRoby... Deb Spincic.) You can read about her thrifty creative goodness here. So, of course, this has reminded me of my own personal skirt saga.
I saw this article in Threads magazine at the library several weeks ago. Quick, go look at the link then come back to read the rest of the post. Go ahead, I'll wait.
I know!!!! Isn't it cutest thing? I am so in love with it. In fact, when I was at the library, I wrote down all the directions in my little journal. (I didn't think it would be right to make copies. You know the whole copy right question. Plus I didn't have change and didn't want to drag my kids to the copy room anyway.)
Then later in the day I rushed straight to Joann's to buy fabric to make this skirt. And I totally struck out. Not surprisingly really, I mean... it's Joann's. They had all their fall stuff out. (Because when it's still in the 90's I want to make a woven blazer? Not. Actually, I don't ever want to make a woven blazer.) Not a single piece of interesting, flouncy, drapey fabric in the whole place. And certainly not several pieces that I could have coordinated to make the skirt.
So I'm stuck with the same old one summer skirt that I bought back in April and have worn for every "dress up" occasion since then. You may remember it from the whole Meet The Artists fashion show.
I do think this is pretty cute. And cheap.
And it would be fun to have something new to wear when Jeff and I go out for our big 13th anniversary date, but there isn't really time to order... and I'd have to have it delivered to Grandma's house since we're on our way there. Blah blah blah...
Really what I want is to make the cute Threads skirt. Boo Hoo.