Hey, everyone! I’m back to report on my second project for Finish It Week. I bought Simplicity 2609 last summer and made a purple peasant skirt whew….back when my hair was super long.
I also started making the same pattern (view B with the 3 gathered tiers) in a floral challis from Denver Fabrics. I started sewing it and realized that I cut out the wrong pieces for one of the tiers. A few weeks later I was back at the store again for another half yard of fabric. Then I left my sewing machine for a month for the wedding in Utah, honeymoon in Alaska and a trip to Minnesota and Virgina. After that, my shoulder injury was too severe to sew. To make a long story short, by the time I felt like sewing it again, it was well into fall and I wasn’t in the mood to finish a summer skirt.
I dug the project out of my fabric bin yesterday and cut out the fabric for the bottom tier, but something wasn’t sitting right. When I sewed the bottom tier to the middle tier, there wasn’t enough width for it to be gathered. I have no idea what went wrong, but taking it apart would be fruitless since I don’t have any more fabric to add to the bottom tier. ***Sigh***
Here it is…what do you think?
I mean, I don’t know if you can really tell that the bottom tier isn’t gathered because of the print. Should I finish it? Should I scrap it? If I was a mini-skirt wearing girl I’d just cut off the bottom tier and no one would be the wiser.
I can just hear my high school sewing teacher in my head saying, “Measure twice, cut once.”