I tossed it aside sometime in April. Well….I didn’t actually toss it aside. What I did was pin it to one of my dressforms in the hope that if I had to look at it every day, I would be forced to deal with it. As opposed, it putting it into a bag and forgetting about it.
Well, today was the day I tackled it! I tried it on and thought….you know it doesn’t look that bad. Why not finish it and say to heck with it? So after some fiddling around with the gathers, I determined it was just too big. I did increase the skirt to fit my hip which, at the time, were bigger than the skirt. Not so now. I ended up taking 3 inches off the width of the skirt, 1 1/2 inch each side! It started to look a little better, so I cut out a waistband; a waistband 4 inches bigger than my waist. I thought it would be sufficient.
While trying to attach the waistband I discovered yet another problem with the skirt….it was still too big. The waistband was 2 inches too small for the waist of the skirt. No wonder it looked odd on. Recall, I already took out 3 inches and now another 2 need to go.
Next step was taking out the gathers. I am re-doing the gathers so that more area is taken up. I hope that this solves the problem and I am on my way to a new skirt!