Wednesday, August 3, 2011
It Fit Right Out of the Envelope...Unheard Of!
As with many fellow sewists who've blogs I've read, I too have been hit with the summer heat blahs and inability to sew anything. While sitting in my sewing chair spinning slowly back and forth and doing nothing, I spotted the leftovers of one of my summer dresses. I originally bought 3 yards of this fabric but ended up using only a little over 2 for the dress. So I opened up the drawer where I keep modern skirt patterns and pulled one out that I wanted to try.
As the post title says: It fit! With no alterations! When was the last time this happened? (I can't remember.) The waist fits, the hips fit -- the perfect amount of ease for me. I've marked it as a TNT now.
There was one little issue I made note of -- there isn't a back vent or pleat in this skirt. I didn't notice it until I was walking up the front steps of my house which has a steep step at one point. I felt the skirt pull then. No problem though; that's an easy fix.
Also since I was using leftover fabric to try out a pattern I wasn't sure was even going to fit I didn't care that it matched a dress I made. The skirt fits so well, I'll have to make sure I don't wear it to the same places I wear that dress...that print is a little distinct!