I won't say too much, because there's a lot out there on this skirt--thanks mainly to the Noodlehead sew-along. I cut a size 14 and really could've gone with the 16 so it sat lower, but this was fine. It's a really easy skirt, as it should be--2226 is a learn-to-sew pattern.
I did do a hem facing on the Alegria skirt, because I didn't want to compromise the length. I used some navy grosgrain ribbon I've had for a year or so and it worked so well! I even proclaimed to Nick, "If this works, your girlfriend is a genius." He was thoroughly unimpressed. The Flea Market Fancy skirt was totally inspired by these shorts that I saw on Flickr a while ago (and now can't find the picture, of course). I had to have this Posie print and make a skirt. And you know what? I love it! It'll be cute for fall too, with tights and a sweater.
I've been sewing on my own now for 14 or 15 months, and Nick said yesterday, "Wow, you're really making progress." Thanks...? Yeah, I would say so, honey. Men just don't get it sometimes.
Anyway, I think tonight I'll cut out my new work bag (the Rebecca bag from Bags: The Modern Classics). I bought a couple FMF prints for that as well. I just can't get enough of that line. Eventually everything I own will be something from DS Quilts and I'll be known as a crazy lady. Please stop me before it gets to that point!