Summer of Skirts Part 1: The Sound of Music Skirt

Sound of Music play skirt by Saké PuppetsThis was a summer of sewing skirts. Tokyo gets so hot and humid that I frequently find myself a sweaty mess of stink by the day’s end. It is not exactly the type of weather that encourages you to wear anything nice. I decided what I needed this season were play skirts — easy, breezy, and sweat-absorbent.

This summer I created a uniform of sorts, and paired waist-fitting skirts with tucked-in tanks. Everything is interchangeable, which makes getting dressed a cinch. Because sometimes it is just too hot to have to think these things through, you know?

The first skirt in this summer’s trio is an easy flared Sewaholic Hollyburn. I love this pattern and made it once before, so this version came together quickly.

Hollyburn skirt for summer by Saké PuppetsSound of Music Play Skirt by Saké Puppetshow invisible is that zipper! I made pattern view A in a size 8 and it fits purrrfectly, though I shortened the hem so it hits more like view B. I didn’t line this version and finished it with an invisible zipper. The pockets pucker a bit, so I need to work on that for next time.

I bought the gray linen-ish fabric in Nippori for 100 yen a meter with exactly this play skirt in mind. I didn’t realize until halfway through construction that it looks like fabric for curtains. Now all I need is to climb some trees and I’m practically a Von Trapp! Sounds like a great excuse to eat more strudel.

I wish they'd let me join their gang.

7 thoughts on “Summer of Skirts Part 1: The Sound of Music Skirt

  1. Hi Angie-
    We will be visiting our daughter in Japan Sept. 22-30 and just maybe we can meet for tea. Are you expecting family or friends during that time so that you will be extra busy? if so, we understand. But it might work! Masha from Clayton, CA

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