Jenny La Fleur
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jennylafleur
laziness rearing it's ugly head once again
Umm... so circle skirts are not really in style right now. Actually skirts in general don't seem to be in style, there were only a few pages of them in each pattern book. I remember when there were tons more. It's all dresses, jackets and "sportswear". Interesting...

Mom does have an old 70s circle skirt pattern but it's way small for me. Do I want a circle skirt bad enough to size something up? *ponders* I just don't know.

Headache du jour is there but manageable so far. I'm tired of feeling like a limp rag and accomplishing nothing so I'm trying to function through it today. Blah.

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suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: September 13th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC) (link)
Circle skirts are fairly easy to draft, too. That sounds easier to me than scaling something up.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 15th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC) (link)
Drafting is not my strong suit, I'll probally end up doing a little of both! :>
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: September 13th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC) (link)
(Forgot to add to my comment. Oops!)

Skirts do seem to be falling by the wayside, despite the fact that they were so popular in 2006-2007. I didn't even see as many skirts when I went to Kohl's recently. Some pencil and pencil-like skirts, and a few yoked & pleated skirts, but not much else. I'm just happy I finally got a basic skirt pattern to fit me! Otherwise I'd be totally out in the cold, because RTW pants + me = bad things.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 15th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah, there aren't as many in Ross as in years past too. No long ones, which is want I want. Good thing I collect skirt patterns and can sew aye?

I am not a pants person at all. in fact I just ditched my last pair of jeans and have no intention of replacing them. They just aren't comfy anymore. Give me a dress or skirt any day!
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: September 13th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC) (link)
The only sizing in a circle skirt is the waist. And, well, length :)

Super easy!

And skirts are still popular here. I hope it stays that way!
lydianmode From: lydianmode Date: September 14th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC) (link)
Oddly enough, I'd just been gathering information on circle skirts this past week. I wish that they were more widespread as well, but there's still some stuff out there. I found a printed circle skirt panel at Jo-Ann's in the clearance fabric this morning. Simplicity 4236 is one. The last link I had saved was for the skirt Kendra had made a while ago for a dance performance, which was from the pattern on this bellydancing site: http://www.zilltech.com/FAQCostumeCS.html


jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 15th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC) (link)
Cool link - thanks so much!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 15th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC) (link)
YEs but all that requires effort. Can you tell I'm feeling lazy? :>
jennisis From: jennisis Date: September 14th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC) (link)
Check Ebay for patterns?
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 15th, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC) (link)
I wanted to wear it in NYC next week so that won't work... not a bad idea in general though! :>
From: hohenstein Date: September 15th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC) (link)

Skirts seem to be extremely popular where i'm at, most of them circle-ish, no bulk at waist, wide, swing-y hem.

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