So with my new found love for sewing, I decided to make something to wear for Valentine's Day!
sn: I didn't actually WEAR it on Valentine's Day lol but that was my original intention.
This skirt is actually the same as the high-waist pencil skirt that I made.
And I didn't have to add seam allowance to the pattern this time because the ponte roma is a double knit so it stretches alot.
This time I used a bright red ponte roma fabric that I got from Hancock Fabrics.
This time I used the pocket pattern that was included with the tutorial.
I actually had to use negative ease this time around which I thought was odd.. but whatever lol.
I ended up getting a zipper that was too short that I THOUGHT would work for the intended purposes but it ended up making the zipper in the back way too exposed... but it's supposed to be invisible lol
And I ended up making this skirt wayyy longer than I planned.
I didn't write down the length measurement and ended up using the wrong one lol
I got too lazy to cut it and made a huge folded hem lol
I'll cut it one of these days... I just don't feel like it yet.
Anyway, I absolutely ADORE this skirt.
Even with all of the mistakes I made.
Things I've Learned
1. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS
I keep getting ahead of myself lol
I topstitched and attached the pockets incorrectly because I was soooo pressed to use my 1/4"presser foot lol.
Now there are two rows of topstitching on the bottom of the pocket when there should only be one.
And the lines are extra crooked cuz it was late and I was rushing.
2. The importance of washing fabric before you sew it.
So apparently you're supposed to wash your fabric how you plan on washing it after you make it BEFORE you sew it up.
So that in case the fabric is one that shrinks or fades, it doesn't shrink on you AFTER you've made it to your measurements lol
Makes complete sense. I just hadn't thought about :-)
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