I saw this cute skirt (favorite color: violet stone) on the J.Crew web site but, with my little budget, I didn't feel comfortable spending that much money.
Oh, little side story before I write about the skirt. I'm still unemployed and I feel bad about it since Dan has to pay for pretty much everything. To feel less guilty, I turned into frugal mode and I honestly like it...especially the cooking part! During the day, I see what we already have at home, then I get recipes on Internet and, in theory, it should cost no more than 10$-15$ for a 4 portion meal. The food has to be tasty and healthy so no Kraft Dinner (even if I like Kraft Dinner but don't tell anybody!!!). So if you have frugal recipes, let me know.
Back to the skirt! As a frugal gal, I was looking for sewing projects that do not require a pattern. I was so happy to find a skirt tutorial that looks a bit like the J.Crew skirt. According to the tutorial it should only take 30 minutes to make since it is just a rectangle with an elastic. Perfect!
Well, sewing is a trial and error science. It took me 3 days to make it!
Day 1: The elastic got all twisted. I got better quality elastic.
Day 2: I don't think that 71'' circumference is appropriate for a size 0 or an xs. Potato bag!
Day 3: The skirt is too long and is still too big. I look like a toddler in a potato bag!
End of day 3: It is not J.Crew but it is better than nothing. And it looks pretty cute :)