I did it! I sewed a wool skirt! And a plaid skirt at that! Ha ha ha. I laugh in the face of wool. Okay, it's a little short, but I can fix that next time.
I guess all your comments fired me up, because the other night I dug out my bin labeled "winter" and pulled out this piece of wool. I don't even remember buying this fabric. Hmm. I wonder what I was planning to make. Anyway, there wasn't a whole lot of it, maybe a yard, but it was 60 inches wide, so I had enough for a basic skirt. I'd just scored New Look 6274 at the thrift shop, so I gave it a try.
A pause for a sizing gripe...According to the pattern envelope, I should have made an 18. I disregarded that and made a 16, because that's the size I use for my favorite a-line skirt (also a New Look pattern). Well, it was too big, and I had to take in about an inch and a half along one side. Glad I didn't make the 18!
I have to admit, I was still wary of sewing on wool. When I called my mom for tips, she just told me I'd have to hand sew the hem, which I was planning to do anyway. Wasn't I surprised when I actually had grey seam binding in my stash!
The package cracked me up. "It's like pretty underwear." What's that mean? That only you will know about the pretty lace on your hem? Ha! I'm showing everyone!
So that's my first from-scratch wool skirt! I'm so proud of myself! Thanks for the pep talks, everyone!