I've been painting the living room/dining room. Bits and bites of sewing have been happening, but nothing too involved. When you're covered in paint (will I ever learn to paint without dripping?), taking a break in the sewing room just isn't a very smart idea. I did want to show you this skirt that I'd finished a little while back. I'm still not sure whether I "love" it, but it's certainly getting worn.
Bossa Nova Swishy Gored Skirt by Hot Patterns, which I'd downloaded. I lengthened it to the ankle, made the tucks, stitched them at the seams and added a batiste lining before stitching in the elastic.
As we were driving around doing errands the other day, my daughter spotted someone on the street wearing this style in white (which is the colour of the RTW skirt in the store).
Now I'm off for a week of "vacation/slave labour". I volunteer in the kitchen at a children's summer camp in Illinois. I'm hoping that the weather is just a tad cooler than it has been - definitely no AC in the kitchen!