Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The Not So Simple Skirt

Hello Readers. I thought this dress was such a pretty dress for spring. The blue, the flowers, it was all great. But...

 It was too small! It was too tight! I couldn't zip it. When I had someone else help me zip it, I couldn't breathe! I don't know about you but breathing isn't optional for me. This dress wasn't going to work.
 Help me!
 I decided to remove the top and make a new waistband. It should have been so simple, but it was one disaster after another.

I tried to keep the zipper but accidentally cut it. I decided to use just the bottom of the skirt, below the zipper and add and elastic waistband. I started having trouble with my sewing machine. Why were my stitches so loose? Why won't my tension dial do anything to fix this? Why did I break 4 needles on this simple knit fabric? Why, why, why?

 I fought with my sewing machine and made an elastic waistband. I liked this skirt but I will have to go over the sewing I did a second time when my machine comes back from the repair shop.             

Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.


KD said...

You made this dress made into a really classy skirt, after all the aggro. I hope you get your sewing machine back soon. I keep my old Brother CS-6000i around in case my fancy new Baby Lock Soprano malfunctions. Don't want to be without, when inspiration strikes!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks for the comment KD! It only took 3 days and my machine is back.
Happy sewing!

learningnewtricks said...

From a $2 dress I bought a couple of weeks ago, I am now planning to make The Gardenia Skirt from Moodsewcity free patterns. Instead of your problem, mine had a bodice that was too big. Once I unstitched the bodice, I decided the dress would look better as a skirt, especially after I saw a blue polk-a-dot version of a similar skirt on Pinterest. While your dress was super cute (but small), you were able to transform it into a nicely fitting skirt. I especially like how you accessorized it with a jeans jacket!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks for the comment. With spring coming you will get a lot of wear out of that skirt.
Happy sewing to you!