This is what I look like when I look bad-ass.
I mentioned that I sewed myself some New Look 6354, View F last week. I used a knit, which meant that I had to size down to an 8 from my usual 12, then I cut down the waistband to use 1.25″ elastic rather than 2″ elastic. This worked out really, really well. I ended up with two cute, simple skirts, one of which is at right. I didn’t line up the harlequin print at the seams very well, but I promise it doesn’t look that wonky in real life. I was bending awkwardly at the waist to take the picture.
This is a nice, relatively dense sweater knit which means it’s also clingy. I put a slip on underneath to prevent it from riding up. I also had to change slips, because I originally put on a 14.5″ slip which is way too frakking short. After a couple of hours of sewing and running around and wondering why my slip kept riding up…..I got smart and switched it for my 16″ slip. And now I’m wondering why I have a miniskirt slip.
As for the sewing, I’m still working on the shorts I mentioned in the last post. The changes I made to the pattern seem to have worked out okay, but now both the front and the back rise are a tad bit too long. I think I’ll have to cut them down a bit before attaching the waistband. I’m also contemplating adding some darts to the back because even with the elastic waistband, they’re a bit large.
Yes, for those of you who have been wondering, I stomp around in Doc Martens practically every day. I have a bad habit of turning my ankles, and an equally bad habit of jogging. These boots protect my feet and ankles from the rest of me.
Also, I now have Talis Kimberley’s song “Harlequin Skirts” stuck in my head.