Anyhoo, what's a better way to welcome the year than an outfit post that's not very successful, right?
I sewed this skirt using the book Sew Everything Workshop. I even watched the Craftsy class that goes with this book. One would think that should be enough, but no. Because I'm a lazy girl and didn't bother doing any fitting, this skirt ended up having a weird fit on me like most RTW pencil skirts. Although the waist is fine, it's big everywhere else, and the length is definitely off. The thing with skirts with slits...you just can't just shorten the hem. You actually have do the adjustment above the vent, which meant cutting the fabric the proper length before sewing it. Sigh....
Oh well...lesson learned. As you can see, I still wore it.
|The slit at the back. Look at all that fabric above I should've removed! Grrrrrrr!|
|The whole outfit worn with North Face jacket, Topshop top and Timberland|
I might alter this later on, or try to do my own skirt block to create future skirts using my own measurements. If you sew, I'm highly recommending Dennic Chuman Lo's Patternmaking book. As a newbie sewer, I think this explains everything quite clearly when it comes to making slopers.
Anyhoo, how is your new year so far? (Hope no failures yet for you...lol)