Added Jun 6, 2013
I’ve gotten into the habit of collecting tons of fabric without following through on any sewing projects. Therefore I have boxes for fabric lying around but it also means that when I sew I have an awesome selection at hand. I found this fabric last fall at Winmil in Chinatown. It was one of those rare occurrences when I felt completely compelled to buy the fabric with no doubt about whether I’d use it in a project. I used the free Marie pattern from Burdastyle because it’s a relatively easily constructed but would challenge my ability to line up the print perfectly and was also a simple enough for me to try out my new Serger without too much worrying. I have to say I probably shouldn’t have busted out the Serger on a stretch fabric first but it came out pretty well despite my inexperience.
Lately I’ve been busy with some side projects for family members so the only ‘mistake’ I made was waiting about a month between finishing the majority of the skirt and finally hemming the bottom. Within that time I’d started a daily yoga practice and lost some weight so now that the skirt is finished it doesn’t actually fit. I could take it in but it’s close enough I think I’ll just leave it for now. It was such a good fit before, I guess I can’t complain too much though.
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