Back in March, I made a test version of the Ellis skirt by Cashmerette. I had bought a kit from the designer with nice denim and all the accoutrements (rivets, button, topstitching thread, etc.) but I only got around to using that kit last week or so.
The problem is, I gained a bit of weight since March so I wanted to size up a tad. But long story short, I sized up too much. Why do I always do this? Plus, I didn’t seem to learn anything from the mistakes I made the first time. If I decide to make this skirt again, though, I know exactly what to do.
- SIZE DOWN.
- Sew the ding dang zipper closer to the center front seam! Don’t line up the edge of the zipper with the seam, but line up the zipper teeth.
- I realized that when the zipper is lined up the way I did, the waistband ends up being too short. So then I had to take apart the waistband and add more length to it.
- And then LATER when the waistband was too big, I had to take it apart and remove that length.
So, don’t look too closely is all I can say.
But in the end, it fits okay, not great, but well enough, and it looks like a denim skirt and I love the topstitching I did on the back pockets. 🇬🇧
Look! A weird picture of my butt! (I lightened it so you can see the stitching.)
Oh and the lining fabric went with my pocket theme…
(Like before, this is view A in the length of view B.)
Coming soon: More sewing posts, because I’ve been sewing a lot!