It's so nice to take a day off to do nothing. And, that's exactly what I did on Friday. Wednesday was the fête nationale in France so I had the day off, and I worked it out with my colleague to take advantage of the empty office and take a long weekend. I didn't have anything in particular planned, but I ended up being really productive around the house. I even made a skirt! I haven't sewn in ages, but I wanted to use up some fabric I've had stocked up for a while, so I found this tutorial and gave it a go. Well, I think I'm a little rusty from being out of the game for so long, and I ended up with a skirt more in the size L range than my more usual size, XS. I took my measurements and all, but I think I over-compensated for my waste size, thinking I would go larger in case I needed room to grow. So, I ended up with a poofy, green, bag-of-a-skirt that adds on about 20 pounds to my lower-half...and that's just never flattering.
It's not horrendous, but even the my fashion care-less husband remarked right away that it was way too big for me. I think I'll save it anyway for a day when maybe it might be wearable. I really like the color, and I think it'd be cute as a maternity skirt, so maybe I'll save it for that far-off day. I'm just glad that I know now how to measure for my next skirt, which I plan on making very soon. (Will keep you posted on how that turns out.)