Is your fabric worth it?
First off, thank you so much for all the commiseration and comments on my cashmere curse. I really appreciate you taking the time to console me. You guys (gals) are the best! Truly! I have been duly talked out of throwing the skirt away. So please don’t worry about that happening.
In fact, after talking with Carolyn about it yesterday, she convinced me to fix the skirt the “right” way instead of a cheater way (I was just going to redo the side seams of both the lining and fashion fabric in one go without taking them apart). Carolyn said that I needed to “respect the fabric”. I have a really nice fabric for this skirt. It’s cashmere. I think I might have mentioned that fact a time or two or thirty.
I think my emotional fatigue with this skirt came from the length of time it took me to finish it and the multitude of obstacles I had to overcome to finish it. But I have to admit that Carolyn’s comment on respecting the fabric has really energized me. She’s so right. This fabric is worth it. It is worth:
- unpicking all my hand stitches
- removing the fusible interfacing from the slit and hem to make a more fluid drape to the skirt overall (I don’t want it to look like I added horsehair braid to the hem*)
- de-constructing and re-constructing it to fit me better
- reworking the lining so that the lining doesn’t show through the slit.
So this “make it work & respect the fabric” project is what is going to occupy my next few evenings.
Do you have fabric that’s worth it?
* I just don’t “get” the technique of adding horsehair braid to a hem. I know it’s to make a hem stiffer and more swingy, but is it supposed to be obvious it’s there other than to the maker/wearer? If so, I don’t like it.