I Blame the VD
Valentine’s Day, of course, not the other VD. Why else would I have dug this maroon twill out of stash and attempted New Look 6106? Here’s the pattern, one of the new spring releases:
Now, there’s nothing much wrong with this pattern. It looks like a nice, simple A-line skirt with pockets. I was particularly happy to se darts in the back for shaping and a center back zipper. Hard to screw up, right?
Here’s the result:
I think you need to see the back to appreciate the full effect:
I think there are two problems here — one, this skirt was designed for someone with an exaggerated hourglass shape. I am not that person. Two, I made it out of cheap twill fabric that any sane sewist would have binned without a second thought. Curse my sudden and inevitable frugality!
In a side note, I measure as a 14, but normally sew between a 10 and a 12. After looking at the teeny waist on this pattern and comparing it to some of my TNTs, I sewed a 14. I think that was the correct choice, but it does mean this pattern runs really small in the waist and large in the hip. Kinda short too, in the shortest length — which I’m showing here, it’s supposed to be 18 inches long but doesn’t quite make it. I won’t be making this one again — the drafting is just too far off for my figure, and I think the style is too sweet.
However, I’ve cut out another New Look, this one:
It’s a Suede Says pattern, New Look 6103. I’m making the curved hem skirt in the second view. That curve is going to be the devil to turn….