Because I Can’t Do Anything Normal
After the frustration of wrestling with my horror movie skirt, I decided to do something boring and easy. I decided to repair my jeans.
I do, in fact, know how to fix clothing holes so they are inconspicuous. However, every Subcultural Girl (let’s hear a holla from my peeps!) knows that no matter how lazy she is, inconspicuous she will never be. So I opted to put on a patch. I attached it with Steam-a-Seam II then blanket stitched around and backstitched next to the blanket stitch to make it really secure.
Now my boring, knock around jeans are my fabulous knock around jeans. Infinitely better.
And since Psycho Sue was asking, here’s my pics in profile so you can see the fitting issues I was whining about:
And for some additional perspective, here’s a shot from the front:
That indent in my side? Is not my waist. That’s the bottom of my rib cage, about 3 inches above my bellybutton. After that, it’s an almost straight-down slope until the top of my thigh. A-lines are my friend, but I would like to branch out a bit.
While I was Googling “fitting a straight skirt” earlier, I came across the idea of a hip block.
Ok, not that kind of hip block. Although it looks like more fun, doesn’t it?
A hip block is apparently a pattern — like a sloper, I guess — that gives the correct waist, hip and upper thigh ratio. Once you have your hip block, you’re supposed to compare it to a pattern and be able to make any necessary changes before you sew. Anyone ever used one?