Tuesday, July 27, 2010

trial run

So, I finally made one complete skirt. I managed to squeeze it out in less than an hour and I'm pretty happy with this version. I went with the dimensions meant for a size medium, but added a bit of length and a few darts in the back to cinch in the waist a bit. I also ditched the idea of using quilt binding to finish the bottom hem and just opted for a basic rolled edge. I love it.

Of course, I'm a paranoid mess today...a normal reaction for me on days when wearing a homemade piece of clothing out in public for the first time. What if the hem gives out? What if the ties come loose and my skirt falls off? What if I just look like an asshole walking around in this thing? Either way, the skirt is comfy and cute. If I can make it through an entire day with little to no problem, I'll be making more tonight. A new collection of skirts for little money? Yes please!

So what do you think? I need to shorten the ties for sure. I didn't realize until looking at the photos. Aside from that, though, any suggestions?

5 comments:

Modernsnap ! said...

adorable and perfect, don't change a thing!

Elisabeth said...

I love it! You look absolutely darling! :)
I have the exact same fears whenever I wear something I've made! I've been working on breaking myself of that fear lately, with limited success. So far, nothing has fallen apart on me, and that's good. ^^;

Nancy said...

Love it Kate...looks great,comfy,and cool (as in the weather) Thougth to explaine and not show how groovy I am!!!!!See you and your new wardrobe soon love ya.....

Ron and Connie said...

I adore it! And I wouldn't change a thing.

Good Girls Studio said...

great job my dear! Now whip me up one :)