Guess what I wore to church on Sunday?
Oh, yes, my skirt! It's the first clothing item I've made from scratch, so you'll have to forgive me for being a bit proud. And, surprised. As in, "Really, I made that? From... fabric?" Duh. And, don't forget the zipper and thread.
Nope, I can't hide it, I'm still amazed.
As I feared, it was pretty tricky to get the hem straight. I was nervous that I would have to cut off too much of the printed fabric (Natura by Alexander Henry), which is why I planned on a peak-a-boo lining. It was a happy accident that the lining was a few shades darker than then neutral I used for the waistband. Ya! In the end I decided to be happy with a straight-enough-hem. And that's the nice thing about sewing for myself.
I started this skirt at the Skirting Couture workshop with Anna Maria Horner. Anna suggested a gather at the rate of 2 times the circumference of the yoke (the part where the gathers are attached). For my body, it's too much fabric right at the hips. Next time, I'll cut fabric at 1.5 times the circumference of the waist band and try gathering at the front and back, but not at the hips. My favorite (now Alabama Chanin-afide) gray skirt is gathered like that and it's soooo flattering!
Hello, pumpkin! Our garden is a pumpkin maze. Today is officially the first day of fall... but I think it's about 90 degrees out. Sigh...