So, I motored over to JoAnn's and bought a pattern and fabric. The pattern envelope said that it was a One-hour skirt. Obviously, the person who decided it would only take an hour to sew didn't count the layout and cutting of the fabric, interfacing, seam finishing, and making buttonholes. Even if I hadn't decided to make my own applique for a pocket (which I made too), it still would have taken me hours. Here's the pocket:
The waistband was tricky - it wouldn't have been if I hadn't tried to fit it upside down on the skirt the first time....
There are two buttonholes in the waistband. I had to practice making them - nine attempts before I actually made them on the skirt. I sure hope this fits Sarah - she can move the buttons to make it bigger or smaller. Oh wait, I mean that her mother can move the buttons! Here's the finished product.
No one else is getting a skirt for Christmas - at least not Christmas 2009. I need to make quicker projects. I hope you like my Not One Hour Wrap Skirt.