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Red Hot Circle Skirt

Valentine's day is coming soon.  Time for us ladies to turn up the sexy and the fellas to turn up the compliments and kind gestures.  Growing up, Valentine's Day was a big deal.  My mom always bought me a cute dress.  She knew the way to this girl's heart.  I have such great memories of her.  Today's her birthday so I'm really remembering all those good times with her today.

OK OK OK If I don't move on, I'm going to become a water head.  That doesn't make a very fun blog post. So, here we go.

I've had some really cool red pleather fabric I got from Hancock for a while.  I have been thinking and thinking and thinking (that's a lot of thinking) about what I can make.  Initially, I thought a dress.  Then, I thought some really sexy pants.  Then, a few nights ago, I thought circle skirt.  I fallen in love with them.  They are sexy and flirty without being slutty.  I just love how fun they are.

I set out to make the perfect circle skirt.  I needed guidance.  Where did I go?  You know it.  I went to YouTube.  I found many tutorials but one stood out as simple and to the point.  Shout out to m4keshiftmichelle for the great tutorial.



I followed her tutorial but added about 3 inches to the skirt.  I have a nice sized butt and I didn't want it hanging out.  Here's the finished skirt:
Red Hot Circle Skirt
I wore it to a funeral this past weekend.  Everyone was so busy.  I didn't get to take a pic of me wearing it.  I got lots of compliments though.  Everyone was shocked I made it.  My niece and little cousin have put in requests for their own.

I've been making a lot this month.  Hopefully, by the end of the month I will be able to post a February wrap up post.


Here's a little food for thought:
Make good memories.
One day, they will be all you have.


Smooches,

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