So, I found and started a new job. The simple fact of starting a new job has somehow destroyed even the littlest desire to sew. How can that be? Seriously, I am working many less hours a day and I have a much shorter/ less traffic commute. So why am I so tired? What I do like is that the outfit I wore to interview is this one!
Enough whining. The skirt is finished. I have to say it is not one of my best jobs. The not having enough fabric did result in a rather odd looking waistband which people will not be seeing. I encountered many more problems with the pleats. When I finally tried the skirt on, I did not like where the pleats ended. Lets face it when you are a shorty (5’1”) this is bound to happen. So, I had to rip out the pleats and make them shorter so that they worked on my body. Isnt that a great thing about sewing, tailoring to fit YOUR body.
same as the front
Without further ado…..the rather unexciting photos:
Yes, no glamour shots. Living alone makes the photos of me hard to happen. I wonder if I can train the cat to do this?
I set the pleats using a water/ vinegar mix and it has worked amazingly well. Wish I knew about this trick years ago. These pleats are NOT falling out…think set in stone. You just need to lower the amount of vinegar ( I went seriously overboard with the vinegar) or let it air out for a day or two.