A (super simple) spring midi skirt, linen and lace
I read once in a magazine, several years ago now, to a reader question about flattering skirt lengths, that the good news for all of us is that pretty much any skirt length is acceptable now. I'm not sure we can all use that in context, and there are definitely some skirt lengths I don't tend to wear, but it is nice to think about all the freedom we have out there when shopping for (and sewing!) skirts.
When I make dresses, I tend to go for just-above-the knee--a little shorter if it's a straight skirt, a little longer if it's fuller and fluffy. Or I do maxi lengths. But I've been enjoying pinning and thinking about longer-than-usual full/pleated skirts this spring, and so decided to make myself a midi skirt!
Some of my spring midi skirt inspiration...
I love the light and bright colors, the fullness achieved through gathers or pleats, and the textures!
So here's my DIY version!
No pattern, just two rectangles of lace and two of lining, plus a waistband (which is interfaced), and an invisible zipper.
Very cool scalloped daisy lace c/o WholePort, and I used a lovely 100% linen for the lining/base layer, which is so much nicer to wear (and keep things modest) than a lightweight cotton or poly or nylon.
The border of the lace means I only had to hem the lining! Easy!
And then husband told me the cat was in the picture...
And then we just went with it.
Ready for some spring outfits with this one! Ideas??