Ladies, do you remember having a wrap-around skirt as a child? One of my first memories is wearing one to preschool. Trying to figure out how to put it on was just as much fun as twirling in it.
Despite the marvel of design that I thought my skirt was, it turns out that wrap skirts are simple to assemble. I followed this great Reversible Wrap Around Skirt Tutorial from What Did She Do Today? to make one for a friend's daughter. I used the pieced version because I wanted the owls to stay vertical. This skirt would have been even easier if I had selected fabrics that would work in all directions, like the fabrics from the Ladybug Baby Blanket. But I like the owls. Guess I'm on an Owl kick.
When I finished, it looked like the ties would not meet with enough room to tie. I sat there, puzzling over how to get this wrap to function as a skirt, having flashbacks to preschool. I decided that the formula must not be right, so I added a bunch more length. I sent a comment to check with the author. If she wants to play a trick on me, she will tell me that it would work just fine with the shorter ties, and I'll lose sleep figuring that one out.
I consider any project a success that allows me to learn something new. In this case, I got to make a buttonhole. I use the word "make" loosely because the machine did all the work. So glad to live in an age of technology that includes wrap skirts as well as automatic sewing machines.
So, Audrey, I hope you enjoy twirling in this skirt as much as I enjoyed making it.