After a disappointing shopping trip I decided to pull out my 1960’s Singer sewing machine and have a go at making myself a skirt. My father bought my trusty work horse sewing machine at a yard sale in the 1980’s for $15; she has never let me down.
I brought out patterns and looked through some old catalogs (kept around for just such an occasion) hoping for a bit of inspiration. In a catalog I spotted a pair of traditional Taiwanese Fisherman’s Pants. The waist of the Fisherman’s paints is two sizes too big, but they are folded to fit around the waist, tied, then the top part of the paints is folded over. I always thought they looked comfortable, but that a skirt design was needed instead. I took left over fabric and in about an hour I had a new skirt. Now I am off to work on a matching top.