I made yet another skirt and used the same pattern as last time-- Simplicity 1760. It's so versatile and I can wear it with basically anything. I've even worn and washed it about four times already before taking these photos. I got rid of the kick pleat and shortened the hem about 2 1/2 inches.
Of course I NEVER have a matching zipper in my never-ending vintage zipper stash so I just found the brightest and pinkest one. It matches the neon pink hem tape and the adorable cotton fabric I lined the waist with.
This denim was leftover from a pair of (awful) pants I made about a year ago. I have no photos of them, they are that rough. The fabric is about 8% or so of spandex making the garment not terribly stable and eventually droopy at your pivoting spots (knees, waist, etc.) This is why I used a scrap of the prettiest quilting cotton inside to stabilize the waistline more then just the interfacing alone. It worked like a dream... and washing it helps shrink it back down each time. And boy do I love my serger for projects like this! Neat and clean seams make me happy. But apparently ironing isn't my favorite.
I haven't been sewing like a maniac in the past couple weeks because I've taken up knitting a little. I started with a simple improvised scarf with a checkboard pattern (5k, 5p) to help me get back in the swing of it. I learned to knit some basics a couple years back and something in me clicked a few weeks back and my brain said "It's time to knit again". The sunny yellow yarn is a hand-painted 100% cotton one from Lovely Yarns, a fantastic local yarn shop in my neighborhood.