My friend Rachel and I, we share a lot of interests. We love parenting, sewing and we have decided at the beginning of this year to read the Bible in a year together. We needed to support each other in this crazy dare! We live so far apart it sometimes makes me want to cry! She is in the USA and I am in France. But thanks to our very clever smartphones, we can share our thoughts and bits of our lives through photos, emails and videos. That is pretty awesome and that makes me so thankful to be living in the 21st century!
In one of the latest videos she sent me, she was wearing a striped knit skirt, and WOW did she look amazing in it! She was just talking to me, casually sitting in her chair, totally unaware of how beautiful and cool she was looking in her beautiful skirt !
I was looking on the web for some patterns that would be suitable for this project when I stumbled upon this post by Delia Creates. I had been interested in Delia Creates' pleated pencil skirt pattern for a while. It was the perfect timing to buy and use this pattern.
Here are the reasons why you need a jersey skirt:
#1: You need a comfy everyday skirt. You know, the one that would feel like pajamas but would look sexy!
#2 : pencil skirts make anyone look slim. Promised!
I am aware I look a bit weird on this photo and.. well all the others! My 5 years old boy took them, so it was not always easy!!
#3: When you crawl on the ground and play with your kids, and when you stand up again, your skirt is not creased ! you can play and keep your dignity!! Every mama needs that "feel good" bonus in her life!
# 5 : you will be a happier woman!!:)
This was just my first attempt, but I must say I am hooked. I wore this skirt all day and, really, it was so comfy cosy !
I have bought more knit to make a new one, but I am also planning to make the woven version in navy cotton. I love that the woven version is fully lined and has the nice pleated detail at the back. SO classy!
What do you think? Do you have this kind of garment that is both comfy and pretty? What is your staple garment for your everyday life??