Sewing Projects 48: The “Two Favorites In One” Skirt

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Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: Favorite
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Fabric: Blue-grey corduroy – I’ve had it for so long I can’t remember what I paid…maybe $8?
Pattern: McCall’s 5591 view A…again!
Year: 2007
Notions: 7″ zip $0.50
Time to complete: 5 hours
First worn: To see The Hobbit on Sunday
Wear again? And again, and again, and again
Total price: ~$8.50

So obviously I have used this skirt pattern before – three other times…so far. And I purchased this corduroy with the explicit intent to use it with this pattern. I used to own a RTW corduroy skirt in exactly this color back in my early to mid-20s. I loved it! It reminded me of school uniforms – which I never had to wear, so I can look at them with fondness and not contempt.
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But then I realized one day that I was no longer in my mid-20s and the skirt was too short to wear to work. So it had to go.
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But I had also gained some sewing skills and I realized I could make it again if I found the right fabric. And soon I had the right fabric! But it sat in my stash waiting for the right time.
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And NOW is that time! And here it is.

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About EBS

Museum curator, nerd, chronic watcher of TV show marathons, married to a soccer hooligan, vegetarian, obsessive sewer.
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