When I laid eyes on Katarina Roccella's Cartographe print, I knew I had to make something with it. Not just patchwork pieces - something bigger! I decided a new skirt was in order.
I'm using my go-to skirt pattern, Proper Attire by Anna Maria Horner. Rather than the fitted version, I make a simple gathered version. For me, the curved yoke is very flattering. I thought I had all my supplies (invisible zipper and lightweight cotton lining unearthed from my stash) and got started a few weeks ago...
Only to find I was out of lightweight fusible interfacing. Grrr.
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Ok, so I ordered some interfacing, waited for it to arrive and started again. Applied interfacing to the skirt yokes. Then I realized the skirt was looking too small. In fact, it looked like it was going to turn out many sizes smaller than the version of the skirt that I currently wear and love! Namely, this yellow number in voile.
Turns out I had not used interfacing on the yellow version. As a result, the bias-cut yoke had been able to stretch with my expanding size. Ahem. (These expansions tend to occur post-weaning. Anyone else?)
Even after removing the waited-for interfacing, my Cartographe skirt is decidedly small. Apparently, I needed a larger size, which I'm sure I would have realized if I measured instead of making the size I'd made before. But, alas, the fabric had been cut and sewn and mostly finished.
And now it's totally finished. I had so very much wanted to wear this pretty map fabric, but it's not yet to be. Instead, it shall hang in my closet, a reminder to be faithful to my new exercise regime. I can't pretend that I'm not enormously frustrated, but that's life.
Also, that's clothes. Quilts almost always fit. Just sayin.