A few weeks ago I discovered a new fabric store called Bolts and More. (It's right next to one of my favorite restaurants: New Mexican Grill.)
Anyway, I was delighted to see a new fabric store, so I eagerly went inside to explore. They had an amazingly beautiful selection. Of course, most were way out of my price range. Still, I found a fat quarter in this pattern and nearly flipped:
I loved it so much! But fat quarters were all I could afford at the time, so I envisioned a bulky brown skirt with milk bottle pockets.
Fast forward to last weekend. While at Goodwill looking for some casual cosplay accessories, I found two perfect brown pillowcases ($0.99 for both!) and knew they were exactly what I needed to complete my bulky brown skirt with milk pockets.
I cut off both ends of the pillowcases, which gave me about a yard of fabric! Not bad for $0.99!
I kept the width at the bottom and trimmed each top to half my waist measurement plus an inch seam allowance.
I sewed the pieces together, right side to right side. Then I sewed up the bottom and top hems, and added an elastic band for the waist.
I cut my milk fat quarters into long rectangles and sewed them vertically onto the skirt.
I love this skirt! It so comfy and beautiful! Apparently it also makes me look like a pre-school teacher. *LOL*