The “One Year in the Making” Skirt
Fabric: Mystery Fabric from Mum’s stash (free)
Pattern: Burda Style – Kasia (free)
Notions: Invisible Zip ($2.50)
Time to complete: Over a year…
First worn: Out to dinner last night.
Wear again? Maybe, I don’t know.
Total price: $2.50
I started this skirt just shy of one whole year ago. It was the second garment that I made.
I modified the original pattern quite a bit (maybe a bit to keen for a brand new seamstress).
I omitted the front placard, the pockets and the back gathered patch detail.
The waist band is made out of several pieces and was a pain in the backside to piece together!
This is how far I got when I started the skirt over a year ago.
See how the side seam is all wrinkly? Back then I didn’t know what had caused it. Now I do; a very stupid novice error! Because of these wrinkly seams I tossed the skirt aside without finishing the hem and it has been sitting on a chair for almost a year waiting to be fixed up and finished.
And now I finally have!
I’m still not completely happy with the way this skirt turned out. And chances are if I wear it again it will be just with a long sleeve black tee and probably only to the movies or somewhere where it’s dark and people won’t really be looking at what I’m wearing.
I’ll be including more detailed photos on my blog as well as the (embarrassing)
reasons for the wrinkly seams (if you want to laugh at my expense…)