Right before Christmas, and I am talking maybe a day or two before my house guests arrived and I finished work for the year, I decided I simply must have a maxi skirt to take away on my camping holiday. I had some lovely rayon knit fabrics I had bought at Fabric Visions half price sale on their sale fabric table. I wasn't sure what I was doing and didn't really have a pattern. Talk flying by the seat of my pants! I just knew that I must have that darn skirt.
After obsessing about said skirt for around 24 hours, I cut it out and whipped it up. I used I used McCall's 6559 for my pattern and simply cut it off at the waist. I then added a waistband and threaded through some wide elastic....job done!
I wore my new skirt out to dinner on our camping holiday. It was perfect to cover legs that had already seen a lot of sun that day and just dressy enough for our casual restaurant overlooking the beach. I have had maxi dresses in the past and these haven't really had a lot of use. A skirt just might be a bit more practical for my lifestyle and the fact that it has already had it's first outing is a positive start!