But, Mt. Baldy in the winter up the bowl is a very steep hike. The most challenging part is up the bowl at 2-3 hours uphill with no break, and the only way out is up. A hike that you wake up at 4:45AM for, start at 7:00AM, and finish at 5:00PM means one thing: very. sore. legs.
Which means, time to give the sewing machine some much needed love! I have been pushing my body physically recently as I will always choose an opportunity to go outdoors instead of staying in. Sewing has been neglected the last few months, but since Mount Baldy wiped out all my strength I found myself enjoying my “lazy” hobby. This skirt was actually started over a year ago. It was made with some wool fabric from the scrap pile at International Silks and Woolens in LA in July 2015. However, because it was a scrap purchase I shortened the skirt considerably and did not have enough fabric to cut out the waistband. It took many months of carrying around a piece of black wool scrap until I finally found a similar enough fabric from Mood to use for the waistband in November 2016 (my birthday fabric trip!). The original fabric has a distinct right and wrong side, while the waistband addition does not. However, both sides of the Mood cut match the right side of the original cut and one can barely tell the difference. So, time to finally finish this skirt! Although winter is ending… oh well. I cut a size 16 but my side seams at stitched at 2″.