So what is it I have done that is the Wrong Colour, Wrong Pattern and Wrong Style?
|New Look 6103|
And that is the trouble. I still find people treat me like a little girl. But I'm closer to 60 than 16. So I thought this bright fabric and sophisticated style would make me look a little more grown up.
WRONG. Bright colours do not suit me. And round patterns do not suit me - they suit the more rounded figures. And pegged in skirts do not suit me. And the look on my face says it all:
I put it aside for 24 hours - sometimes I find that I am having a sewing reaction if I don't like something - and after that time, I disliked it just as much, if not more. So it is going...
I did learn a few things though - some of these printed sateens that are dark on the outside are light on the inside. How do you get a nice finish if you don't want a plain overlocked edge or if you need to hide a seam?
I had to think about this because I had a godet insert in the back of the skirt. It was very thick, so I was going to have to trim the underneath seam away. I couldn't flat fell, so I had to work out how to hem the seam. I decided lace would look nice:
As the skirt that was the Wrong Colour, Wrong Pattern and Wrong Style was also my January garment for the make a garment a month challenge, I then had to select another one. Because I still wanted to make a skirt.
I decided on an elastic waist skirt. I have never really liked them before, but this little skirt from Kwik Sew looked as though it might work. Most are a little full in the hips and far too gathered around the waist.
|Kwik Sew 3765.|
And put my first label in:
It felt a little strange putting a label in - almost a little too self promotional. I dare say I will get used to it :)
I will post pictures of me wearing this garment in due course. I can't at the moment because my face has three large white dressings on it - I had some moles removed last week, and the sutures are still in. Well, I suppose I could post pictures of me in the skirt, but I would prefer not to :)
Have a great weekend everyone, wherever you are :)