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2013 March 28
by elizabeth_admin

Do you know how sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees?  I kept complaining about the pockets on my green skirt and didn’t think to remove them.  Haha!  Thanks to all the numerous commenters who suggested the obvious to me.




After my hatchet job, I sewed up the pocket openings.  Then I tried it on to see if a miracle had happened.



Nope.  No miracle.  I still don’t like my skirt.  There was a little ease, I think, at the pocket openings (or they stretched out in construction, but I don’t really think so since I used silk organza to stabilize them), so there is some puckering after I sewed them up.  And that seam at the belly is most unattractive.

So, sigh…  No green skirt for me for now.

But there is some good news: I just might have enough of the fabric left over to make a different skirt.  🙂

9 Responses leave one →
  1. annie permalink
    March 28, 2013

    So take off the upper section and open the side seams. Take out the smudge of ease and see if you like the fit better. I have a skirt from a current butterick pattern and it has similar construction. Looks pretty good on my “mature” tummy.

  2. annie permalink
    March 28, 2013

    Well i can’t get it right with hunt and peck. Smidge. Aha. It was the spelling corrector thing.

  3. SusieR permalink
    March 29, 2013

    Could ya wear the skirt with a shirt tucked out? Just askin’…

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      March 29, 2013

      Nope, I just really really don’t like this skirt on me. I would never feel comfortable wearing it now.

  4. March 30, 2013

    Yes, I’ve had plenty of garments that, despite fixes here and there, just never seemed to work. Glad you have enough fabric to make a different one!

  5. March 31, 2013

    It’s a shame this skirt didn’t work out for you, but good that you might have enough fabric for a new skirt. I think that fabric choice is key for this particular pattern. The first version I made was from a slightly stiff cotton mix and I’ve never worn it because I get the poochy belly problem. I’ve since made two other versions using softer fabric that I’m very happy to wear.

  6. March 31, 2013

    Although this pattern has looked good on a lot of people, I have stayed away because of the “hello, this is my belly” seam. So I feel you. I hope you can get another skirt out of the fabric. It’s a perfect color for you!

  7. April 4, 2013

    I don’t think the skirt is that bad! Maybe wear it with a shirt over it untucked so it’s more casual?

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