Please excuse the rather rumpled nature of the skirt. Forget the meaning of life, I would very much like to know why a skirt will crease when wearing it, despite the fact that you were unable to properly press the darn thing when sewing it in the first place?!!!
|The obligatory back, side and front shots|
After wearing it for a few days, I'm warming up to it. For one thing, it's red. And I love red. It's warm and it's comfortable.
The skirt was easy to put together, which gave me a chance to be particularly meticulous and practice all those techniques that I should be doing but I don't.
However, the skirt came out a little too big for me, despite the fact that I made a muslin that was a tad on the tight side. (Another one of life's unanswerable questions...) Also the wool was a poobum to press. The hem looks messy, I did the catch stitch to tight (although very neatly which is a thumbs up for me) and the seams look like they had never heard of an iron.
Karen told me a good tip for treating wool crepe - 'cut a 10x10cm square from your fabric and put it in the washing machine with a wash. Then when you pull it out, re-measure the square to see whether or not it has shrunk [...] but this would be one way of finding out how your fabric behaves in the wash.' It didn't shrink in the wash. Now I wish (really?) it had, then I could shrink it to fit... (I can almost hear the gasps of horror - I will not be doing this)
Will I wear it again? Simple answer - yes. Plus I know how to make it now which means the next one will be stellar. I was thinking of inspiration for the next Beignet, and I though, blue with yellow buttons. Wouldn't that look a treat? Then I realised Tilly has made the exact same skirt in the exact same colour scheme. (She's also made this skirt in red - I feel I may be copying her a little bit.) So I'm moving on to a dress. This one in fact:
Gertie made a gorgeous version of this, in fact as soon as I saw hers I went away and bought it myself. And now due to my Spring resolution, I'm making it. I've only had in my stash for what, a year?
I had a wonderfully touristy weekend, which I'll share with you a bit later, but until then...
x Twitchy x