“I Know It’s Bacon, Honey — What Have You Done To It?” A Rant on New Look 6030
The title of this post requires some explanation… My go-to slumber party movie as a teen, back in the late 80s-early 90s, was Better Off Dead. This offbeat black comedy stars John Cusack as a teen whose girlfriend dumps him, thereby causing him to dream up increasingly bizarre ways to kill himself. It doesn’t sound like the stuff of a memorable movie, but my friends and I can quote SO many lines from it — including this one, which one of my besties blurted out a few years back when I was cooking turkey bacon at her house and it would NOT crisp properly. Here’s the scene (sadly, minus Mr. Cusack) for your enjoyment:
The father’s sentiment here is pretty much how I feel about New Look 6030. I actually did a muslin for this skirt, people. Here’s the picture of the pattern:
Now, I probably should have expected some issues based on the fact that I’m not actually shaped like a square. However, since I had made a muslin and it seemed like it would fit ok with a little tweaking, I cut out the front in a 10 and the back in a 12 and carried on with my bad self.
I should point out here that I used scrap denim because the skirt is pretty short. No actual yardage was harmed in the making of this. Good thing too.
I took about 1/8″ off the sides, and sewed them with a 3/4″ seam and this is the result:
I don’t think this picture captures the horror quite as well as a closeup. So let’s try a closer picture.
Basically, it’s three inches too big at the waist even as it’s tight everywhere else. The ridge on the yoke…the odd hip fit…I feel like that poor guy, I just want my bacon and I got green glop. Thanks a lot, New Look. What have you done to this skirt??