Move on to more stuff, of course!!
I've also been eyeballing Cake Patterns Hummingbird for a while.
This is why I blog. To add more pictures of completed patterns to the interwebs, so
The Hummingbird skirt looks excellent on every tush I've seen online. The patterns are made so you're really drafting your exact size as you cut the pattern, instead of some predetermined lines you hopefully will fit into. Think of it like a connect the dots pattern. This way of sizing has proven to create excellent fitting (and flattering) clothes with minimal after-tweaking. I've read there are spots where the pattern advises to do a fit check, and the Hummingbird skirt can be taken in up to 4" (on each side I think) without distorting the pockets. I'm pretty excited for this pattern because the Orange skirt looks like a great all-purpose every day skirt I can make up in a bunch of different fabrics. I'm sewing the Pink skirt first, but I'm sure I'll make the Orange skirt somewhere down the line.
Now that I've decided this, I'm going to stroll through Joann's this weekend to find some complementary fabrics to make the top and skirt. I don't really know what else to wear with the flounce skirt, so I'm planning them together.
It's hard to make a decision on fabric when looking at pictures online, but I found some fun combos on Joann's website.
This hot pink bottom weight would be super cute with a tonal dot on top!
I could go for a more sophisticated put together look with a brown top and heathered brown skirt.
By the way, have you ever had hummingbird cake? I had no idea it was a cake flavor! Apparently it's a banana pineapple cake with cream cheese frosting and pecans.