I took a brown linen tablecloth in my stash and made a new skirt to replace it. I didn't intend to make the waist so high - at first I kept trying to tug it down, but Rebecca laughed at me. She told me I don't remember that we used to have waistlines at our real waist. She's right! I'm so used to my shirts not staying tucked in, to waistlines hitting me below the belly button, that to have one up here makes me feel funny.
But I'm keeping it. It's remarkably slenderizing and modest.
I did try to add side-pockets to the yoke seams. That was a mistake. The pockets pulled and gaped too much. I firmed up the yoke with some interfacing, which feels good. I also, at Rebecca's suggestion, finished the hem with bias tape (maroon when I ran short of brown).
|I can't believe I'm wearing and loving Crocs!|
Let's hope this skirt turns out to be a workhorse in my wardrobe, unlike the other one.