The “Oh Heather” Skirt
I’m not going to lie to you and say I don’t have a stash because we all know that I do but I don’t tend to have VIP fabrics. Usually, if something hangs out in my stash for a while its not because its so nice that I can’t bear to cut it but that I have no idea what to use it for. That was the case with this lovely Heather Ross fabric. I ordered 3 yards with plans to make a blouse but its more of a bottom weight fabric. I considered making a dress, a jacket, and even shorts but couldn’t decide. I settled on the Colette Ginger skirt. I think I like the results but it ended up being a bumpier road than I had hoped.
If I’m going to continue to be honest I have to tell you that I have only had mixed success with Colette patterns. They seem to be designed for women with a very different body type then mine. I thought this one would be fine since my measurements fell nicely between the 10 and 12 and I decided to make the 12. I’m not sure what went wrong from this point. It seemed fine before I put the waist band on, it seemed fine when I put the zipper in, but then when I put it completely together and put it on there was this funny riding up wrinkly problem in the front. I wanted to cry. I cursed myself for not making a muslin. Then I thought about Tim Gunn and decided to “make it work”. I’m not sure if your supposed to fix things this way or not but I ended up taking a tuck out of the front that was about an in deep in the middle tapering to nothing at the side seams. Here’s a picture of the inside at the waist if you want to see my fix. Any suggestions on how to fit the pattern for the future would be appreciated. I want to love this one but I’m not sure what to do next.
Fabric: Heather Ross Far Far Away 2 I had 3 yards but only used about 2
Pattern: Colette Ginger
Notions: invisible zipper, interfacing
Time to Complete: 3 Hours
First worn: Friday, here and there
Wear again? Probably, I need to get used to the high waist.