I've been feeling the need for something new in the wardrobe lately and have been a bit disappointed by what is in the shops. I feel like my style is not quite eccentric enough to fit Anthropologie, not preppy enough for standards like J.Crew and just not quite loud enough for Boden. Not that I don't shop at those places but they aren't quite making me happy these days...that said the fall Boden collection is calling my name. So, I was inspired to try making something myself. I bought this book, Sew Serendipity, (which is only ok, but that's another post for another time). This skirt, is just a basic a-line but includes waistband facing, a zipper, a hem band and pockets that are making me feel proud of myself. This version, made from a pair of cafe curtains I found roadside (yay!) is my muslin. I put in enough detail that I might wear it, if I found the right top for it, but was also able to feel comfortable making mistakes. Now to muster up the courage to cut into some of my favorite fabrics!