Thursday, August 4, 2011

The thing about seam allowances...




is that you need to follow them for certain patterns...like this...the Yard Sale Skirt from Heather Ross' Weekend Sewing...see....i find this whole thing funny for several reasons. firstly, because i was just so proud of myself for being a good girl and following the pattern...ha! secondly, because i never make anything for myself...i have only made one item of clothing and its not even publicly wear-able...so when i decided to make this skirt it was of course at 10 at night...i was running on fumes and rushing through and deluding myself that it would only take a couple minutes....ha! like 2 hours later (and many ripped seams and re-reading directions) i had not a skirt...but an apron.

the sad thing is that i really like this skirt...and i dont have a 25" waist...which is even sadder...but i am not sure how i missed like 8 inches in this whole pattern (its supposed to be a wrap-around skirt...after discovering my new apron, i went to her website and found the errata for the skirt...which i will just post here for anyone attempting to make it...


Yard Sale Skirt
This skirt requires the joining of at least six panels, not five. For size 10-14, add two panels. For sizes 16-20, add four panels. For each panel added, make the waistband ties eight inches longer. Once your panels have been joined, test them by wrapping them around your waist. Then do the same with your waistband. Then attach your waistband to your skirt

i probably should have added a couple more panels, but i didnt have enough fabric...so now i need to find a tall skinny friend with a 25" waist that likes picnic table skirts...or be satisfied with my apron...

2 comments:

the Blah Blah Blahger said...

HILARIOUS!

Rashelle said...

Well, it's a darling apron at least. So frustrating. I can just imagine how you felt around midnight.