Every once in a while, I get a pants-fancy. It's when I get it in my head that I'd like to own a few pairs of pants - maybe some capris - oh, just for the heck of it. I'm not all "legalistic" about girls wearing skirts/dresses, yet that's what I like, so that's what the gals in this family wear most of the time.
Anyways, I've been trying out a few pairs of capris recently, just at Wal-Mart and Meijer....and I am quite disappointed. Well, not really all that disappointed, rather just reaffirmed in my skirt-wearing chosen-style. I'm a skirt kind of gal, I guess.
It's what I like. It's what I'm comfortable in. And after five babies, my body (even though it is the same WEIGHT as when I got married) is no longer in the same SHAPE as it used to be. I am no longer able to wear pants comfortably.....at least not right now. Maybe if I were to put a bit of effort into it (i.e. EXERCISE *shudder*), that would change, but for now, I'd like to be comfortable and stylish and pretty. So skirts it is (rather than dresses due to nursing right now).
Soooooooooooo.........while Dean & I were ransacking the house, looking for more "stuff" to sell at our Moving Sale, I actually went through my fabric and sold some of it. What I have left is stuff I would actually use! I also found a basic skirt pattern.........so I'm gonna put the two together and whip up some skirts. I'll have to tweak the pattern, see what length I like best, etc., but I hope to have some new skirts for spring/summer here real soon. YEAH!!
So if you notice that we are a mostly girls-wearing-skirts kind of family, don't be all intimidated or judgemental or whatever. I just like skirts. I just like feeling girly - even though I've been a tom-boy (and still am somewhat) most of my life! Weird, eh?
Here's hoping this pattern is SUPER-SIMPLE~
Pictures to follow (hopefully)