Why is it so hard to get rid of fabric? Why? It just about kills me, even when I know it is going to a sewing friend or to a sewing school in the Philippines via my friend’s charity.
I was going thru my fabric to see if any of the hundreds of yards that I am hoarding might find a home with a sewing friend at an upcoming sewing party. I pulled out a stretch twill, black, with a zebra print on it. It was too short for a skirt, so I was able to give it away. It was a black on black print, so I figured it would be popular.
But at that point, I was invested in making the skirt. I had previously pulled a flocked, olive green stretch twill to take to the sewing party, but I decided to pull it back to make a fitting toile because I can’t imagine what I was thinking bringing home something with gold flocking on it!
So I made up a toile in the gold flocked olive stretch twill and decided that I liked the pattern.
Ah, the pattern. It is from Burda Plus Magazine Spring/Summer 2006 (E909) pattern 409A, a pegged skirt with yoke.
I have it mostly fit. I had to take in the back waist. I probably should lower the front waist, but I’m always hopeful that things won’t drop. I need to take it in over the hip. I’m shaped more like a snowman figure 8 with my hips/tummy and butt coming out sharply from my waist, so I don’t need additional fullness lower down.
So I take the toile apart and look at it. I like the wrong side of the fabric. I used to have a jacket in that color. And, just like that, I decide to keep the fabric and make a wearable skirt.
My dressform is leaning, is slightly smaller than I am, and ends at the high thigh. This makes the skirt hang funny. The skirt has more room in the hip than I need, so that bulging you see just under the yoke, you would see on me.
I need to to take the facing off and take the side seams which includes a zipper to make this fix.