Blogs are a great source of inspiration for me…and even more tutorials (I keep bookmarking, printing, pinning them). That’s how the fantastic Skateboard skirt by Simple Simon and Co. ended up on my very optimistic sewing list for 2011.
After completing my coat, I was looking for quick yet nice projects to make. This seemed to tick all the boxes…and I would even use fabric and elastic from my stash.
What more can you ask?
I jotted down all the measurements, cut the fabric and sewed up the skirt…the project came together nicely and was also quick (despite all the time I took pressing seams).
At the end of the evening the skirt was ready and I finally tried it on.
That’s when horror struck…I struggled it get it past my hips (no, it’s not wrong measurements!) and the stiffer fabric bulged up right above my bum and there was no way it would flow down. Plus there was the bulk from the elastic.
Let me tell you it was not a pretty sight. I felt wide and disappointed.
What was the problem, you may be wondering? Well, it boils down to body shapes. Although the skirt fit technically around my hips and bum, I would have needed an wider A-line shape.
So, next morning I was back at the drawing board…still determined to make a skirt with the same fabric…but I turned to my TNT flared skirt. After some unpicking seams and pressing, here is the result.
I followed Sherry’s tutorial on Facing an invisible zipper and I am very pleased with the result
Were you ever disappointed with your end product? Was it a body type mismatch?
I wish you a weekend free from sewing disappointments!