I bought some fabric from fabric land on a whim because I loved the vintage style. In my head I was thinking of something pleated but when I got it home for some reason I plumped for a classic circle skirt. Does anyone else do that? I normally find fabric speaks to me and often it can sit in my stash for months (ok more like years!) until it tells me what it wants to be.
I knocked the skirt up quickly as it’s a pattern I have used before and was all set to be ready to wear it. But when I put it on my dress form ready to be photographed I noticed the shockingly un level hem. It dipped horribly to one side so it sat on my dress form for a few weeks whilst I mulled it over. Going back over previous skirts I’ve made with this pattern they have the same flaw. I guess I never noticed before because I never had a model to put it on and stand back and look at them in more detail. I was so frustrated with it I didn’t even get any pictures of the dodgy hem line.
Finally last week I had a productive evening where I took a pair of scissors to it and leveled off the hem. Hopefully as you can now see in the photos the problem is solved. It is now ready to wear. However I will have to preservere a little longer as it’s clear from these photos that I need to make a slip to wear underneath it if I want to preserve my dignity!! I have learnt from this though that patience and perserverence are good companions to sewing. I have lots of good stuff on the go at the moment and am hoping to blog about my first drafting experience using the SOI vintage book soon.