Well, here it is--I finished the Cargo Skirt I was supposed to have done last week, before I got distracted. I'd say it turned out pretty cute! I love how well the green skirt goes with the purple shirt I just happened to be wearing (and managed to keep spit-up-free!) today.
Here's the pocket. This baby's going to come in very handy. Cart around phone (phones, actually, since I usually have my iPhone-sans-cell-service in addition to my phone-to-make-calls-on) without adding tummy bulges. Score.
I made the skirt a very slim A-line, because I think having things in the cargo pocket will pull the skirt down on that side. So, if the skirt is already pretty slim-fitting, it will not be pulled out of place.
I also included regular jean-style pockets, because I thought they made sense to go with the cargo pocket. They're good for resting your hands in. Or they would be, if I had gauged the needed size better. My fingers fit, but not my thumb, too. Oops.
I like the decorative stitching. It does blend in with the print a little, but I think it still adds a little to the design.
If I make this skirt again (which I probably will!) I will make the skirt from a bottom-weight fabric like this dress instead of using quilter's cotton. I just think the skirt would be a little nicer in a heavier fabric. But this green print was leftover from a quilt I made, the zipper came in a pack bought for another project, and the hook-and-eye (you can't see it in these pictures) is leftover from a third project. So this skirt was entirely free!
Totally cute and useful skirt for free? Yes, please.
I used to wear skirts only for church or other dress-up occasions, but now I'm getting into wearing them any old time. When do you like to wear skirts?