I was ready for something easy after that involved sailor skirt and all the seam finishing, so what could be easier than making two big rectangles into a skirt? I think hemming all 85″ around the bottom took about as long as the rest of the sewing combined.

This is a patternless project that my mom first turned me on to, but you can find a tutorial here if you don’t have a mom who grew up in the 50s.

Every time I wear a full skirt I have to think of Roman Holiday, which has the best blouse-skirt-sandals look for summer, ever (in Rome or not).