Anyway, I made a denim skirt which I'm not sure is in fashion anymore but I always find them to be a good basic staple in my wardrobe. I made this from a dark lightweight denim I've had maturing in the stash a while, that has a little bit of stretch to it so that it's more forgiving to wear. I used Butterick 3132 which seems to be OOP now, shame on me for having a pattern for so long before using it the first time it's no longer printed! But it is a fairly simple style with some nice detailing at the back:
And here it is modelled in front of the unpainted walls in my soon to be new living room:
Happily those walls got a coat of undercoat today by my obliging husband, and hopefully next weekend will have some paint on them. I'm pretty excited at the prospect of having a lounge room again...
The fabric is a bit dark to get any details, but you get the idea. I topstitched the front pockets and pleats on the back with a dark orange thread like you see on most RTW jeans , so nothing unusual here. Of course the downside to such slow sewing is that I have lost weight in between cutting this out and finishing this, so I'll have to take it in somehow, maybe by putting a centre front and back seam in because with a side zipper and the rear vents it will be too much effort to take it all apart.
Happily I've dropped 10kg of baby weight, but still have about 7 - 10kg of pregnancy comfort food weigh to get rid of, depending on whether I get to my pre-preggo weight or my ideal weight. But no real hurry I guess, it took 9 months to get that way so I'll have to be patient in getting rid of it especially when I'm so hungry due to breastfeeding.
Well I'll finish this post with a totally unrelated photo of Anna, but hey I like showing her off and I know you all like it too! Here she is doing a baby eskimo impression in a fluffy jacket when the weather turned cold last week: