The Only Hearts Skirt
I spent yesterday and part of today working on McCalls 6289. The pattern envelope says easy, and this skirt is indeed easy (assuming you’re doing view A and not the more complicated views B or C). It’s also kind of boring. I wanted a bit of a break from making things like jeans, but this may have been too far into the beginner aisle. I ended up putting an exposed zipper on the back to add a bit of interest, but it’s a metal zipper and not the smoothest closure. I also put it on kind of wonky, but it’s not really visible when you look at the skirt.
Here it is on my dress form. I lined the yoke in plain hot pink, but I haven’t stitched it down yet so it’s peeking out a bit on top. I also haven’t hemmed the skirt yet and it’s short. The envelope says 16″, well within my limit of 15″ for skirt length, but I think I underestimated how different that looks in a full skirt. I also underestimated how much my booty would pull up the back view, so I might need to do a very scanty hem in back. I have to say this is not a flattering style for someone with my backside but I was going for easy and anything I don’t have to fit over my butt/legs IS easy.
I do really like this fabric, though, and the exposed zipper is cute. I have enough hot pink left to make a bottom band if I really need to adjust this length. Note to self: Definitely adjust the length for next time. Also consider making one of the more interesting views. I will probably not sew this again as is, although I’m not unhappy with the results.
I didn’t finish today because I had an appointment:
I was so sick of my hair that I pretty much gave the stylist carte blanche, except I told her to make the color lighter and gave some instructions as to the cut. It’s a bit short, but I think it’ll do. I’m not sure about the blonde highlights — it looks fine, just not me — but I figure I’ll keep it until the end of summer. If it starts to annoy me too much, I’ll dump some purple or blue on it. Trust me, there can be no new hair colors around here.