Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Mustard Marie Skirt
I tackled my second project with a zipper and this one turned out way better. I got the pattern for this Marie skirt from Burdastyle. The fabric is actually a (very clean) old sheet, so the skirt is kind of thin. It would work better with a thicker cotton for sure, but I love the mustard color.
I also had to add some room to the waist since the pattern called for 34 inch hips and a 24.5 inch waist. Thankfully, I had my copy of The Art of Sewing Creative Design (thanks, Dad), which has tips on how to add/subtract inches from a skirt/blouse/etc. In the end, it ended up being a little loose around the waist, but I'm getting closer to creating a piece of clothing that fits correctly.