tangerine n. – a widely cultivated variety of mandarin orange the same colour as my new skirt!
dream n. – a fanciful vision of the conscious mind that I can still wear skirts above my knees!
Do I look happy with my new skirt?
I thought this fabric would make up nicely in a tulip skirt – so I used Burdastyle #114 from March 2008. Before I knew it I had it cut out – with no calico, and knowing full well at 55cm it was going to be short. A natural born risk-taker, that’s me. Cross your fingers, she’ll be right, I said. Well, not this time. It’s kinda cute, but it needs so many irritatingly minor changes – I really should have made my own pattern to begin with!
List of negatives:
- pocket gapes near top when worn – looks OK flat though
- drag lines occur in bias area between pleats, even worse with hand in pocket
- topstitching is puckering – stitch tension probably too tight
- waist too small for me – I knew it would be – was I in denial?
- hip curve wrong shape for me – I knew it would be – probably was in denial
- it’s too short for me – I knew it would be – obviously in total utter denial…
I’m really disappointed, with myself really, for wasting my favourite-colour-orange fabric. I really liked the idea of this skirt with a simple white tank and these natural sandals for summer, and maybe jandals* for the beach. I had visions of wearing it with khaki, or olive. It even coordinates with my cherry camisole, and I think a glimpse of orange would have looked great flashing out from under my trenchcoat, when I finally get it finished…..