Thanks for all the great feedback on my top. I am totally keeping that top belt free, and then I may make another solid color one that I can wear a belt with. I think you were right about keeping that flowered print free instead of covering it up.
This is the skirt I made a few days ago, which would have been very simple, had I bought the correct pattern size. For some reason, I bought the 16+ size and had to re-draft the pattern to make it my size. It wasn’t too hard since the pieces were made up mostly of straight lines. I ended up decreasing the cut edges by a 1/4 inch per size that I needed to go down. Now that I have the pattern figured out, it will be easy to sew up another one.
I used Simplicity pattern #3796 in a heavy weight cotton. It has very simple pockets (which I love) and a draw string waist. Very casual and comfortable. There is also a pants and shorts option. I may try out the shorts.
See my Post Punk Kitchen T that I’m sportin’. The hubby gave it to me and it’s my favorite t shirt. It’s from Isa Moskowitz (my favorite vegan recipe writer) which is why I’m standing in my kitchen holding a pear (wha?). Yeah, I don’t even know if that makes any sense, but there you have it.