Well, it's official. I'm 30. And oddly enough, I don't feel a tad bit older.
For my birthday I decided I would knock out some of the things on my thirty before thirty list, which has now become my thirty while thirty list. Ha. Maybe I should make it thirty one and add "learn to stop procrastinating."
Aaanyway, I wanted to dress up a bit so I decided it was high time to make a skirt (and wear it.) I decided on a wrap skirt and used this really simple tutorial posted on craftster. I used a lovely pale aqua print that I found at Joanns and lined it with a solid black broadcloth. I also used the solid black for the ties, which I think adds a nice touch of contrast.
I just adore the way this skirt came out, and love that it's actually two skirts in one since it's reversible. I did make one tiny mistake though. If you look really close at the bottom of the skirt, you'll notice that the selvage is showing. Oops! This print had a particularly wide selvage and I completely overlooked it before cutting and sewing. I haven't decided how I want to fix it yet, so for now I'll just act as a walking billboard for Joanns. :)
Just one note about the tutorial if you're math challenged like me - the formula needs to be broken down to r = l/pi where l is your waist measurement plus 1/3. It took me a while to wrap my brain around it, so I figured I would spell it out for anyone else who may have trouble with that kind of stuff. Once you have your value for the radius, it's pretty straightforward from there.
Happy Sewing and Happy Friday! Hope you all have a good weekend!