My summer wardrobe contains mostly house dresses because it gets really hot here. In my quest to spiff up my wardrobe a lot, I have decided to make myself some summer skirts and tops that can go to the library or grocery store without melting me. Here are my pattern picks:
There is a great store in town that sells decorator fabrics at a discount (very very big discount in some cases). Lots of the fabrics have the same weight and drape of a not-too-heavy denim so should be good for making skirts. Some of the prints are wild and bright, just what I want. In the fall, I could wear a skirt and the top with one of my many new cardigan sweaters. I was wondering what length to make the skirts since it has been so long since I wore any, but my daughter, who likes to be my fashion consultant (or critic as the case may be) says she will advise on length after I get the first one all sewn except for the hem. Probably just below the knee or the mid-calf length shown in the photo on the pattern envelope.