Cute shoes mentioned in the title:
(From Target. On sale for $5. I know some of you are feeling my excitement!)
I knew JoAnn's had red fabric with white polka dots, because I had already bought some of it to make an apron (future post). I pictured a full A-line skirt that was 100% comfortable. This was my first attempt to make something that I would actually be wearing. I did some research, but basically decided to wing it! (No pattern.)
I measured around my waist and divided by two and used that as the length for the top of the skirt. Then I used a yardstick to draw an angled line, beginning at the waist and ending at the length I decided on. I folded the fabric in half and cut the front side and back side at the same time.
I added darts from the waist, down about 6 inches.
I cut an opening for the zipper and sewed it into the skirt. I hemmed the top and bottom edges and sewed the two side seams together.
So fun to have a matching skirt to go with my new shoes!!