Spring Separates in Melon, Paprika and Navy Blue

Ahh, Spring!  It's been a long time coming this year, and when we took these photos a couple of weeks ago, the temperature was still in the 20's!  These are combination inside/outside pictures as I could only stay out so long pretending it was warmer!  Maybe more than ever, I've been in the mood for sewing a few separates in anticipation of warmer weather. 


For my first item, I used a Melon Watercolor Floral Linen/Cotton Blend.  The weight is just perfect for a skirt with no lining- it has enough weight to drape nicely, and doesn't cling at all.  This particular print is large, which is great for a tall person like myself.

I didn't want a complicated pattern, so I chose Kwik Sew 3233- it is an 8 panel skirt with an elastic waist.  It's basically just one pattern piece that you cut 8 times, but I did add in a rather large pocket, because I just have to carry my phone and keys with me all the time these days.  My phone is so heavy though that I think I'm going to have to tighten up the elastic so that it doesn't drag the skirt right off of me!