It wasn’t clear to me from the line drawing exactly how clingy the skirt was. I added 2 inches to the side seams below the waist, but it still turned out pretty fitted. I didn’t take a photo, but it would have shown everything through the fabric! I’m sensitive about this issue, especially after the time that I let Vogue use one of my photos for their facebook page and someone oh so helpfully suggested that I needed different underwear. And then 7 people liked that comment. Thanks a lot, internet. I think I’d rather not wear the kind of clothing that requires careful underwear selection. (Note: I’m not still upset about this, really!)
Anyway, I decided to cut it down to a top and removed 12 inches (the skirt fell below my knees to start). Let’s see how that looks:
I’m planning to paint the whole bathroom the color over the light switch this week. I am tired of this cold blue.
Looks pretty good, right? The draping works, although you can see just how tiny those sleeves are (they are size 8 as drafted). But then there is the rest:
The fabric is too thin and shows the buttons/fasterners on the skirt. It even shows the black color through. So no, this was a bad choice for this pattern. It actually looks worse in real life, but it’s hard to capture with a still photo. I really struggle with fabric choice sometimes. I love color, and that’s what I’m usually drawn to, weight or project suitability be damned! I have learned that online descriptions only go so far – this was described as medium weight, and while most ITY knits are medium, this one is not.
Not fabric mart’s fault, and not the pattern’s fault – I just have to learn how to take a step back sometimes!
I’m not sure it was the greatest style for me anyway. I like to experiment with silhouettes, but I still default to full/a-line skirt looks most of the time when I get dressed. The twisted front is similar to a cowl, and I don’t like cut on cowls (ie where the cowl is part of the front, not sewn on like a turtleneck.)
Upwards and onwards – I’m off to sort my fabric collection by weight, so that maybe I can avoid these types of wadders in the future!