I rewarded myself with some fabric. And I made a skirt even! All in the same weekend! I recently heard about elastic thread. I admit, I got kind of giddy. Using it made me equally giddy! I took 1 yard of fabric, cut it on the fold, added some accent fabric to the bottom, hemmed it on top and bottom, then shirred the heck out of it with my elastic thread. I did sew some thicker elastic on the very top inside, just so my little one won't pants me at church! It turned out fabulous. I am thinking no more skirt patterns for me. This was WAY easier and faster! I am thinking I will be making many summer skirts now.
**Update: I should probably add that my elastic thread was $1.59 for a 30 yard spool. It is in the notions section with elastic. Mine was made by Dritz.