This is What Failure Looks Like
My cheery, upbeat posts to the contrary, I do mess up when sewing. Quite often, and often in unredeemable terms. This is my most recent project:
In case you can’t see the major issue — like if you’ve suddenly lost most of your vision — here’s a closeup:
And that, my friends, is an object lesson in knit fabrics + knit interfacing = not strong enough for grommets. Of course, any experienced seamstress looking at this on my dress form will notice a far greater problem. Literally, a far GREATER problem:
Yup. I made the darn thing about three sizes too large. I’m getting pretty good at sussing out sizes for sewing — I’m usually between a 12 and a 14, so I go by the final garment measurements in deciding which one to cut out. But this skirt (New Look 6950) had no final hip measurement on the pattern at all — not on the envelope, not on the tissue, not anywhere. So I decided to err on the larger side, with predictable (for me) results. I’m far more likely to sew something too big than too small.
I’m glad I tackled this project though — It was an idea that’s been kicking around my brain, and putting it together helped me work through some of the logistics of the style, in case I decide to make it again.
Two sizes smaller.