This weekend I learned how to sew the “right” way. When ever I’ve sewn anything, I just “wing it.” I’ve never really sewn practical things, just artwork. So, I asked my mother to teach me how to sew with a pattern. Really, it was just an excuse to go visit my mother in Charleston with out my boyfriend. (Sorry, T! 😉 I picked out a simple skirt pattern for my first lesson. I always have a hard time finding skirts in fabric that I like, well under $80 that is…so, this was perfect. The weather was absolutely beautiful, so I set up my sewing machine outside on the back porch. It took me most of Saturday to complete the project. It was pretty slow going, but well worth the effort. I went with a white fabric base, (much to my mother’s horror), that I think at one time was a sheet. I trimmed it in another vintage fabric to bring in some color. Below is a picture of where I spent the afternoon sewing and the final product. I really can’t wait to make another one, but a few other projects need to take priority first, and I will have to see if I can squeeze in some extra time for another skirt.