My brother was in town for a few days. He went home yesterday morning, though. In the afternoon, I got a wild hare and slipped in an off-the-cuff skirt project.
This is the gathered quarter-circle skirt with which I've been toying for awhile. I used the pattern for the skirt of the Capper's Weekly cowgirl dress. This time, I got out the pseudo-African botanical print from Joann's novelty section and just made a big knife-pleated skirt.
I finished the whole thing in one afternoon/evening. I almost wore it today but decided it really needs that flounced petticoat I've been meaning to make, so I guess I'll do that tonight and wear it tomorrow. Twenty-eight inches long. I sort of wish I'd gone slightly longer for a full early-1950's look, but it will be OK. This isn't a print I would usually have chosen but I think it will look awesome with a white blouse and black shoes and cardigan.