I realized I have a few items I’ve made recently that I haven’t blogged. It’s because somehow, I messed up the fit on these items (or didn’t like the style). So, a few more mistakes, but for all three, I’m definitely going to do them again!!
A skirt! Should be simple, right? That’s what I thought when I decided to make this Rebecca Taylor skirt (V1199) last August. Done in a day? Sure! I didn’t pay attention the details at that moment. The details make this skirt special. Most I like (but not the fitting detail).
This skirt has tiny little single welt pockets, a wrap around the waist tab, raised waist with notch detail at the back waist, and is vented. One detail I missed is the grosgrain edging on the tabs (and ended up not doing, as I didn’t like the match with the grosgrain I bought).
The fabric? All cotton windowpane plaid from Philip Lim, that I purchased at Emma One Sock as a remnant. I love the fabric, but it does fray. Next time I tackle welts with this type fabric, I must remember fray check. I lined the skirt in black silk crepe de chine.
This wasn’t hard, and I managed decent looking welt pockets. The directions were solid.
The final detail I missed? This skirt narrows from the hips. I did my typical fitting adjustments for a skirt, not taking into account that narrowing. I need more girth through the buttocks and thighs. So, as much as I love the skirt, I’m going to be donating it.
I will make it again, but I will need to make those adjustments!
Oh, and did I tell you that I despise working with chiffon? The vampire dress will be sleeveless. It’s still in the 80s here anyway.