Skirt is a four letter word
How to describe my weekend? Hmmm… Here are a few terms that come to mind:
- Ginormous waste of time
- Most frustrating time spent since forever
What am I left with?
- A skirt that almost fits
- A slit that almost slits
- A hem that is almost flattering
- A lining that almost works
- The feeling that I never want to sew again. Ever.
Yep, I think that about sums it up. After two muslins, trying on the skirt once to tweak fit as I constructed it, I am now the proud creator of a skirt that doesn’t fit. It’s too curvy in the hips and generally too wide. I should have used a more drapey interfacing on my hem and slit — they’re too stiff now, especially considering how drapey this cashmere corduroy actually is. I couldn’t figure out how to attach the lining to the slit so as to make it invisible and not affect the drape of the slit negatively.
The way I see it I have three options left for me and this skirt:
- Eat a pint of Breyer’s Butter Pecan ice cream every day for the next two months.
- Throw the skirt out of my 24th floor window and let the winds carry it to the Verrazano Bridge.
- Take in the sides seams on both skirt and lining and re-insert the zipper for the umpteenth time. Basically, completely re-construct the skirt all over again.
Guess which one of these options I am leaning towards! Big hint: not the third one.
Here are some crappy pictures of the skirt. Enjoy. Or not.
Please note that my complaints have nothing whatsoever to do with the pattern itself, Simplicity 5259. All problems with this four letter skirt are due to operator error. Did I mention that I suck at sewing? Did I mention that all the hand sewing has cramped up my left hand? And did I mention that I hate this skirt?
PS: I am still on the fence about these shoes. They are platform loafer pumps. I think the platforms give off a faint whiff of “lady of the night” vibe. What do you think?