Here’s to sharing projects which are less favourable, as well as those dream makes. I have to admit that this skirt put me in a bit of a sewing funk. I can’t really see myself wearing it, but there are some aspects I like and I can try styling it up in different ways. I wanted to share it with you anyway – not just for the skirt itself, but also because the sun was shining so much that I could take my tights and cardigan off (albeit for 20 minutes only) and not freeze to death. Sunshine = photo op in my opinion, so with a light-hearted Friday evening feeling, we headed around the corner to take photos in the lovely park. After which we settled down to a Mad Men marathon. We’re still trying to catch up with the telly and are currently watching the final episode of season 4!! I hope you’re all having as fun an evening as mine and at least I can take comfort in the fact that even though the skirt doesn’t bring me much joy, Don and the gang certainly do!
Part of the problem was that I wanted this to be a very flowy chiffon skirt, but I ordered the chiffon online and it doesn’t have any weight to it. This makes it puff out on the hips – which is not particularly flattering and it also makes the static chiffon very clingy to the lining.
However, I do like the lace trim sandwiched in the waistband and the button and button loop at the top. Small, but pleasant saving graces! I guess I could take it apart, but I’m loathe to do that as it took so damn long to work that chiffon!
Anyway – I’m hoping to have a much nicer project to show you soon – as I mentioned in my previous post. Hope you’ve all got lovely plans for the weekend.