I've finally finished and photographed my chosen garment for this month I deliberately chose a very simple project as I had a lot of energy directed elsewhere this month.
I chose New Look 6129:
This is a simple little skirt with an elastic waist and pockets at the side ( if you want this variation - you can make the skirt without pockets as well). The pattern included a drawstring, but I decided not to add that.
Here is a picture of me in the skirt - I'm afraid it is rather unflattering - I am wearing a little tank top only for the purposes of the photo - it is something I would never wear in real life in this way (maybe under a shirt). But I wanted to show you the top of the skirt. There is also a white spot showing - not sure why, because it does not exist - so I think it is a photo problem:
The skirt seems to drop a little at the front. If you look at the model on the pattern envelope, her skirt is also dropping at the front. I have noticed other New Look patterns drop on me - I suspect this pattern company is geared more to the pear shape figure.
I don't mind if it does drop a bit though, as this skirt was made for "running around in". It is for striding, going to the supermarket, going for walks - all those action activities. Hence the elastic waist and the A-Line shape. I checked a couple of my other A-Line skirts and each has a slightly different hem shape. Some skirts drop drastically at the side for me - obviously they are designed for the girl with large hips and thighs. And some very slim, straight skirts sit better at the hem. I guess that's because I am straight too!
I was pleased with my sewing - the inside looks good:
The waistband is cut on and then stitched in the ditch.
The pockets have all been topstitched for a sporty look:
The side seams and hem also have a similar treatment:
www.fromno23.blogspot.com ) having a similar problem when she used a polished cotton.
(The fabric is also not easy to iron....)
As this is a "running around skirt" I am not really going to worry about any of these issues. When I look at some of my RTW garments the same problems are also evident. So, I will be wearing this with a casual shirt and as I will be moving, I think the skirt will be fine.
Okay, big smile now for the camera as I show you the front:
Sarah Liz :)