I was all rearing to go with fixing the zip on my blue dress (not) when suddenly I had to make some skirts. Because all this sugar-free virtue has done wonders for my waistline. Which, uh, contradictorily, means that all my skirts sit at frumpily bad places on my hips. Because I had set out to make a skirt, I simply had to make a dress instead!
Except that when this fabric was all made up, I felt like it might swallow me. Maybe if the top half had had a little more structure and been a bit further away from my collarbone, and perhaps sleeveless… then yes, maybe as a dress. I cut this out about a year ago though. There was no going back, only forward. We went in for the chop.
Then I needed a contrast fabric – incidentally what had kept this fabric unstitched for so long. This fabric pictured here was the OTHER option I had (you will see what I ended up with soon – this print was too modern for the glorious retro). Louis wasn’t so sure of my choice but he was okay with it once it was sewn up (see, the sewer is always right).
Then I… uhhh…. had a few issues with the zip! Again! And because I want this skirt to be a mothertucking skirt, I had to fix it. I wasn’t doing myself any favours with a banana yellow zip in brown fabric. So I unpicked the right side, moved it over, stitched it back in place and covered the hideous zip tag with a pretty button. This also cleverly disguised the fact that the two sides of the wasitband did not match. Buttons solve everything.
Ahh but what does the skirt look like? You’ll just have to wait for my next post, because this post has had enough photos (it thinks) and won’t let me put the final photos in with the correct orientation. So…