Not too long ago I found this cute cotton fabric at JoAnn's and for something like $2.75 a yard! Something about the bright colors on a black background combo has always appealed to me, and I felt like this fabric was waiting there just for me. For that price, I scooped up several yards!
I wasn't sure what I wanted to make first. Inspired by this lovely skirt and the lovely PaperDollyGirl, I started with a wrap skirt. I picked out this FREE PATTERN (!) from Fitz a while ago but I had never tried it.
You print the pattern on your own printer, tape the pages together and cut. It looks like this:
I made a few small changes. I did the long tie belt, but it didn't really flatter me since I like to wear my shirt over my skirt and the tie added some extra bulk underneath my shirt. I prefer a flat & more fitted waistband, so I chopped off the tie belt and made a waistband that closed with buttons instead. I also added bias tape around the edges. I love me some bias tape!
One thing I really like about this skirt is the kangaroo pocket in front. Very handy for stashing your keys or lip balm.