Last week, I got to be a tester for Imagine Gnats' new skirt pattern, the Alder Skirt!
Why yes, I will show you cell phone pictures taken by a 5 year old in the bathroom :)
(Where is my camera? I haven't seen it since we went to the beach!)
This was a really fun, fast sew! I made it up in a kind of heavy cream corduroy I had, and I like the weight--but it would be so awesome in something much lighter weight, too.
I sewed a size 8, which fits perfectly, and I love how the back has some shaping with back darts. The pockets are my favorite, though.
I have been wanting to sew a lot, so pattern testing gives me the deadline I need to get something finished. It is really really hard to pull out the sewing machine--not because I have a 3 month old (he is a great sleeper and goes to bed now at 8)...but because I hate lugging my sewing machine onto the kitchen table and spreading stuff everywhere. If I ever get a table just for sewing, I have a feeling I would get a lot more done!
On the plus side, less sewing means more reading, so I guess there's that :)
Anyways, you can purchase the pattern here. I highly recommend it!