So remember last week I showed you the very cute and highly flattering “Good Value skirt” that I made for TLo? That is one brilliant skirt, I’ll tell you now. The cotton gabardine washes amazingly well and the whole thing just looks great on TLo (which sadly, can’t be said for all of her school clothes).
Well, I made another one. You may not be aware, but apparently these days grade-schools have Casual Fridays. Honest. I guess they all wear jeans and wander around pretending to do work for most of the day in the hopes that they can go home an hour early and have accomplished nothing whatsoever. Or maybe I’m confusing that with Casual Fridays at places I used to work. (And doesn’t “Casual Fridays” sound like the worst generic-american-food-served-with-obnoxious-themes franchise ever? It’s like T.G.I.Friday’s only you know, with crappier, more casual service.)
Anyhoo, poor TLo only had one pair of sad sad sad denim shorts to wear on Fridays. Oh yeah, you know them as the Smoke On The Water Shorts (a.k.a. Ottobre 1/2009 #23). Those ones. I finally felt sorry for her and made her another Good Value skirt out of denim. Um. That same free denim that we’ve been flaunting for the past year (oh man, you just have no idea how far 24 yards of ugly denim will go).
Here it is, Good Value Skirt #2.
I drafted a coin pocket.Same back.
I did use the rivets I bought last winter (I’m a little slow).
I didn’t use elastic in the waistband of the first version and it’s a little loose. So I put in buttonhole elastic in this one, which bunches up the back a little but does make it fit better.
Although it’s hard to tell from Tantrum Girl’s poses. She had a fit about being scolded for not getting ready on time, which inevitably caused her to be even more Not Ready. Stomping and screaming ensued. Eventually, she was overcome by her own temper and had to get a tissue half-way through to comfort herself (since she wasn’t getting any sympathy from me). All this before 7:45 am. And I wonder why the day seemed so long?