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Yesterday afternoon was spent in my sewing room, going through and rematching my assortment of patterns with the piles of fabrics. Several of each were studied with a puzzled expression, as in, “Why the heck did I ever buy that?”
Case in point is that three yards of gray sweater knit (bottom right-ish.) Seriously? I don’t ever wear gray. Never ever. Ever. So boring. What was I thinking?
Oh, and please, please don’t look back and remind me just how long ago I bought that red fabric that has yet to be made into a dress. Someday it will get done… probably.
After all that sorting, I wanted to have something to show for it, so I cut out this skirt.
I have to admit that I originally bought this pattern for the curved piecing skirt style. It just looked so interesting and unusual. And swirly. I like swirly.
However, the wonderful thing about PatternReview.com is that you get to see finished projects made by and worn by real sewers on real bodies. After looking at several photos, it became apparent that this style, while indeed interesting and unusual, was not particularly flattering.
How to say this? Ummm…. well…. you see, all those swirls & curves only serve to enhance the girth of the wearers. And who wants enhanced girth? Not me.
I’d already bought this pretty batik in my favorite colors, and was really looking forward to having a new spring skirt out of it, so I decided to go for the other style, view D. It’s a faux wrap, which is nice cuz there’s no worrying about wind flippage, if you know what I mean. 😉
Actually I had bought three yards each of TWO batiks, because I really wanted to do that lower left view with the two different fabrics. Sadly, I noted that the one with two fabrics has an even greater enlarging effect than the ones with a single fabric. ===sigh===
The skirt is all cut out. Hopefully I’ll complete it tomorrow morning and get pics up then. Also, I have a sewing Fail for ya. It’s the bias pants I mentioned a few weeks ago. I was just going to chuck the things in the trash, but I thought you might find the info helpful. Stay tuned.