Other than the hook and eye, it’s DONE!
Not bad, right? That said, it is about 2 sizes too big. Sadness.
Keep in mind, we already sized the skirt down by taking off a good 2” at the waist and back. I’m not sure what is up with this. I have a 32” waist (which is size 18 –which I cut) so it should have been fine. I suspect I either didn’t sew a full 5/8” seam allowance thus adding more fabric or, after reading the forums at Pattern Review, that pattern makers are adding a buttload of ease to patterns that historically was not there. Since I’m using a fabric with a fair amount of stretch, I likely needed almost no ease at all.
We have one more class left this Wednesday. My plan is to take the skirt with me – done – and see if there’s anything that can be done to size it down further. Ultimately if the sizing requires me to take it apart, I’m cool with that – it was an easy skirt. Additionally, if I mess up the alterations, since I had to rebuy a yard of fabric anyway, I could totally remake the skirt in a size 14 or 16. So, upside. But bizarre, right?
Additionally, I’m going to start on a new project this weekend so I can take any questions to class as well. I’m making this dress.
I’m really excited to try this pattern (making dress on left). A) I’m making a 14 which is my high bust measurement AND B) the pattern comes in cup sizes so I’ll make a C cup automatically (no full bust adjustment (FBA) by me is necessary). Score. I’m a little concerned about the waist on a 14 as it is 28” but I’m thinking I’ll make the first pass – a rough and dirty version of the pattern – out of an old sheet so I can check sizing before I break out the BEAUTIFUL fabric I bought the other day at Metro Textiles. I’ll post more about that soon.
Wish me luck!