I bought the fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics (of course). My favorite part of this project was picking out the fabric. Simone and I have different taste, so it was fun to choose something that she would like. (I understand that not everyone loves turquoise, polka dots, and pink floral prints as much as I do.)
I used green thread for the topstitching, which I think is a really cute detail, if I do say so myself.
I pre-washed this fabric before I sewed it and I ran it through the wash again after I finished the skirt to get off all the markings and what not, and the colors ran. There are red splotches all over place. I don't know what would cause that to happen. It made me pretty mad and it makes me pretty mad to think about it now, actually.
On a happier note, I'm going to England with my family! My father is from there and we are going to London and then going to visit his sisters in Dorset. My mother and I have some big fashion and fabric related plans, which I am wicked excited about.
In regards to recently finished projects, I finished a knitted cardigan weeks ago but got lazy about taking a picture and then my father left for England with his camera, so no pictures of that until after the trip. I also have a crocheted cardigan in the works but ran out of yarn with a half of a sleeve left to go and I'm waiting for someone on Ravelry to send me some more. Here's a little sneak peek of the crocheted cardigan: