My friends decided to throw a campfire party since Central Florida was getting its first cold snap of the Fall. It was set to be in the low 40s over the weekend so I wanted to make a special plaid skirt for our s’mores party.
I used a pattern I had purchased years ago (Simplicity 3673) but never had the confidence to use. I only used the skirt portions of the pattern because I didn’t want a dress or jumper that would be limited to certain events.
The fabric I bought from Joann’s was a light flannel fabric that was perfect for a skirt. It was soft to the touch and had enough lightness to be somewhat flow-y, in case the night warmed up at all.
The skirt came out great, I had to add some darts into the waist in order to fit me perfectly, which is no problem with the pattern I used. I find it better to fit the waist with darting after sewing it altogether since my waist has a 9″ difference to my hips.
I find myself wearing this skirt more often now that just campfire s’mores. It’s remarkably comfy and very easy to pair with an oversized cardigan or sweater in the cold weather. Though Florida doesn’t really get cold, I find this skirt perfect for the below 80’s winter.
Green Plaid flannel fabric from Joann’s