So this is my "Full Circle" skirt. It started out as a circle skirt. You know, you cut a circle and a little hole in the middle, add a waistband and you're done. Well, since I used this great stretch knit fabric, the hole, while smaller than my waist, would stretch and fall to the floor. Not really the look I was going for. Instead of giving up, I cut a slit to make a half circle wrap. I mean, it stretched so in theory it was good for a wrap. I added on super long ties (my new thing right now is kimono-obi wrap inspired things, like this wrap from Boden) and tried it on. No luck. Have you ever had those wrap skirts that didn't wrap all the way from hip to hip and you feel like you're just flashing everyone just a little too much leg? Yup. After that, I decided that it could be a nice apron. It looks sort of similar to the Amy Butler project from this month... but after I tied the ties, I noticed that the two sides of the back slit were meeting. Well duh. It started out as a circle. So I sewed up that seam.
And if you got through all that rambling, here's what happened. Circle Skirt -> Half Circle Wrap Skirt -> Apron -> Circle Skirt. Luckily the super long ties I made now keep the skirt from falling to my knees. Considering all the trouble I went through for this simple skirt (I didn't even hem the bottom!), I'm pretty happy with it. Oh, and this wasn't the skirt I was planning on making for skirt #2. I found the fabric and loved it and just decided to make a skirt for fun. So hopefully one more skirt is on the way!
One last thing, please ignore the awkward placement of my arms in the photo.. I was trying to hold my hair so when I twirled around it wouldn't hit me in the face... I never know what to do with my arms!