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The Millennial's Guide To Changing The World Review

This post is sponsored by The Millennial's Guide To Changing The World book by Allison Sher.

I was given a digital copy of this book. I thought that it would be good to read, even though I am a Gen X'er. There is just so much talk about the Millennial's right now that I thought that it would be good to get to know what is going on inside their head.

About the Book  The Millennial's Guide to Changing the World teaches young people everything they need to know to change the world, while building a happy, healthy adult life for themselves. It explains how our current social systems work, the challenges young people are inheriting and how millennials can step into our power to create a critical mass conversion to solve them. Everything from politics to spirituality to love relationships to education to sex to economics to mental health is covered. And it includes 50 or so juicy, true life stories from millennials across the country…

Halloween Running Skirt Making Tutorial

Saturday I did the Halloween 5K with the BF. He hasn't ran in a race with me this last year since he has been back in my life. He's a biker more then a runner. He did do the mile and half mile in high school cross country and won - once. But I thought that it would be fun to have him run in a race with me. So the Twin Falls Halloween 5K is what I chose.

He didn't dress up for the race Saturday, other then as a "runner." He chose an Immersion Research shirt, Patagonia shorts and Brooks True Grits.

I had to sew up a skirt for my outfit. The BF had a cape laying around and it is the perfect amount of straight fabric to make a skirt.

The full cape.

I hate spiders with a passion so I am more then happy to cut this up.

This is my plans. An angled wrap skirt over black tights or shorts seems to be the easiest sewing plan I can come up with. I bought 2" black elastic and 1/2" sparkle elastic for this because I couldn't choose which one I wanted. I decided to go with the sparkle.

First, deciding how long do I want this skirt? Since my fabric is angled at the bottom, we were just gonna pick a number and go with that. With my hemming skilz, the finished project is always a surprise! - as this one happened to be...

I picked 18" down from the longest point.

Laid it out on my floor, measured 18" from the longest bottom corner. From the top it was 10" so I measured 10" across the top and chopped.

I then measured my waist and divided by half and decided that is my skirt size.

 I folded in the right hand corners so I would have a little flappy side piece. I folded in the bottom corner...

And then I folded in the top corner.

I pinned them together and stitched up just a few inches on the side.

I didn't want to stitch the whole side down because I wanted it open a little bit. I then folded the top seam down and stitched that up. I then straight stitched the sparkle elastic to the top of my skirt.

Since I accidentally sewn it a little too snug in the waist, I don't have to rely on the elastic to hold my skirt up. My stomach roll gets that job for THIS Halloween!

I didn't pin at all here. I just held it in place and stitched it right along the top on the widest straight stitch that I have. Mostly because that is the only stitch I can figure out on the machine. It's a machine older then I am and the settings confuse me.

The finished product.

It's a little tighter then I wanted. But it held up OK during the race! And that is all that matters to me!

Did you race in a Halloween race? What did you wear? Any sewing advice for me?


  1. I didn't do a Halloween race. I love your skirt! You did a great job on it.


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