Monday, August 3, 2015
Striped Maxi Skirt
Even though this was an easy pattern the view I picked was not easy. First of all it was very challenging to cut out because the pieces were quite large and they were cut on the bias. I was trying to match up the stripes as best I could and my table was really to small for the task. I was doing it at work so I had to use what I had. The fabric kept stretching out of place. I had to cut one layer at a time because the pieces were so wide and the front and back of the skirt are the same. Even sewing it together was a bit frustrating. My notches were not lining up right and I am not sure why. It may be because I shortened each panel before cutting the fabric out because I didn't want the bottom panel to be disproportionately shorter than the rest. The bottom pattern piece was the only one that had lengthen or shorten lines on it. I created my own shorten lines on the middle and top panels. Then I had this crazy idea that I could match up all those stripes which is impossible. I guess I have been reading to many Facebook sewing group post where people get all uptight about unmatched stripes. I knew I wanted to post a picture of my skirt on there. I realized it is impossible to match stripes when they are cut going in every direction. And even when I posted it on The Girl Charlee KnitFix group someone commented on how well my stripes matched. So in the end it really doesn't matter.
I actually like this skirt once I finished it. I don't have any purple clothes so I did not have any tops to wear with this skirt. I did try it one with the white top I already had in the first picture and I think it looked OK. But I wanted to wear it to a wedding on the beach so I thought it needed a bit of dressing up. I bought the purple tank top and the purple sweater to wear with it. I have three different shades of purple going on here but I think it works. I needed a sweater because I though the reception was going to be inside and I always get cold with air conditioning. I think I could have made the skirt a size smaller too, but I will leave it as is for now. Next time I will just make the plain one.