I just completed the skirt from from this pattern.
Notice the dip in the hemline? My skirt dipped the same way.
I got very confused trying to sew up this pattern.
Maybe it wasn’t the instructions, just me and my current state of mind, but I had to put the pockets in 4 times and couldn’t figure out the pleating from the illustrations nor the printed words.
I’ve said before that I’m in remedial pattern reading but, eeesch, folks, it’s been years now and I don’t seem to be getting better at it!
When all is sewn and done, I have everything backwards: in order to use the pockets I have to have the closing on the right side and what you see in front is actually the back of the skirt.
I will do nothing, absolutely nothing, about the backwardness. After I had attached the waistband I found a flaw in the fabric (how did I miss it in the steaming and pressing???) that is an actual hole. I patched it with a lightweight fusible stabilizer and that patch, even though it’s not visible, will stay in the back so I am unaware of it. That’s my justification for not fixing everything, anyway.
LOL, out of sight, out of mind. The fabric is extremely delicate and I think I’ve used up my quota of ripping without tears.
I also bought the coordinating georgette which I have not made up yet. I see a cream or pinkish top with a black jacket. I’ll have to follow the muse, I trust her more than patterns anyway. I’m hoping the Hot Patterns will arrive soon!!!
But the fun part was trying to hem this skirt without lining it. It is too lightweight to stitch in any fashion without the stitching showing. So, I played.
I used 3 strands of embmroidery floss (circa 1970) and made three rosettes and then added a bead, repeating for the total circumference of the skirt.
I used different beads in the purple, pink and gold shades. I’m sure I could do more embroidery and make this a work of art…
but I’m going to stop now, lucky to have a hemmed skirt, backwards or no.