A skirt that is!
Pattern: It's a Wrap by Indygo Junction. There are two lengths available. I went with the shorter option.
Fabric: I know I purchased it from Joann's, but it was almost a year ago and I did not retain it's information. I used three yards of the fabric (I had 3-3/8 yards), and it seems to be a cotton blend - almost a shirting weight. There is also an embroidery design all over consisting of leaves and flowers that really does not show up well in the picture (bummer!).
Cost: Fabric - I have no idea. The pattern was $12.75 and the thread came from the stash. So let's just count the pattern and consider the fabric free :) Total - $12.75.
Impressions: This skirt is really cute and pretty comfortable. It is a full wrap around, with the center of the skirt placed at the back. The panels and ties wrap around the front and then tie in the back. This is a "one size fits all" pattern and it fits me just fine. The pattern directions were pretty straightforward, and I had the skirt completed in the matter of a few hours.
With a little creativity, there are many "styleicious" changes and embellishments that can be done to make the skirt very unique. A wide ribbon could be used as a tie instead of creating one from the garment fabric; satin stitching and cutwork could be used along the bottom; any embroidery application could be used to jazz it up if using a solid fabric; a contrasting fabric panel could be cut and sewed on to the bottom; many pie-pieces could be cut from various fabrics and sewn together to create the garmet fabric - the possibilities are just about endless! I think next time I may take the "cheating route" and use the serger to create rolled hem edges in a contrasting thread color. How cute would that be?!?
Next up on the sewing table - a re-designed sundress all cut and ready to go: