Took All Day, But..
The skirt is almost done.
I don’t like how it fits. The skirt is about an inch too short and about four inches too wide at the waist. It took me all day to sew six seams and a fold over waistband for an elastic band. This should have taken me an hour, maximum. I haven’t hemmed the skirt yet. I’m only going to do a rolled hem on it because it’s so short, I can’t afford for it to go shorter. But at least now I know how to alter the pattern so that I can have the next one fit better. The panels need to be slimmer at the top. I cut out a size 24 from the pattern because, with ease, that’s what it said would fit my hips. It’s freaking huge.
I had so much that I had planned to do today for myself, as I had the whole day alone, with no interruptions, all to myself. I was going to finish this skirt, figure out a top to make with it, and then sew some easy curtain panels for my bedroom, and maybe even those reading pillows I’ve promised my daughter. I planned to have a really fun day in the sewing room but it didn’t turn out that way at all.
I think some of what’s wrong with the skirt is that the weight of the knit is a tad too light. It probably would have been better as a top, like I originally planned. Oh well. Live and learn. I think I will try to alter the pattern, so it’s not so big at the waist, and try with a heavier knit. I’ve got some, but right now, I just don’t want to sew. Period. Nothing fits well and my free time is too limited that I don’t want to spend another whole day making a skirt that doesn’t fit.
After last night’s rain, today’s gray weather, and the frustrations with the serger threading, I am just plain depressed. This episode of sewing has not inspired me, nor has it made me feel better. Maybe I’ve lost my mojo.