Ok, I've been pondering all week what I want to do for this month.
I could totally pull it from clothes already in the wardrobe. And, if I run into a time crunch, I might.
But I am pondering a new skirt. I have a pattern (out of print Butterick) for a bias cut skirt w/ a side godet...it would be swishy and look cool with boots. Of course, I would have to add pockets, because, you know, that's what I do. But that would let me move the side seam zipper to the interior of the pocket and hide it, which I always consider a good thing.
And I have some black twilled tropical weight wool that I bought a number of years ago that I have been stewing over. Because of the black/white threads (it was sold as a 'wool denim-look'), it has a pretty noticeable diagonal on it, which made it really, really hard to decide what to use it for...and how to use it.
But it occurred to me that, with a bias cut, I could run those twill lines vertically and they would look like pin stripes. And my little brain went Hmmmm....I could add a kinda quirky skirt to the wardrobe AND make use of a tricky fabric.
The pattern is just a front and back piece (one piece) and the side godet...it shouldn't be too hard to fit. Oh, and it's lined. Or, at least, there are instructions for lining it. I will add a waistband with a touch of elastic (instead of interfacing) so that it has a bit of stretch.
At least, that's the plan. About 10 years ago, I made a really cool black wool boucle up into a Sewing Workshop Plaza jacket that would look great with that skirt and boots. Not sure about a blouse under it, though, it works better with a turtle neck. so we'll see.
And I have a brooch that I wear with that particular little jacket as a closure, so that would work well, too. I'm gonna substitute earrings for the ring in the accessories; my stubby little fingers do not take rings well.
So, now it just depends on how much sewing I can get done in the next three weeks.