In Bias Town, you must let the fabric hang up overnight to allow it to stretch itself out fully. I did know that. But I did not know that zippers in Bias Town require different treatment, so I blithely sewed the zipper in and it rippled like a snake, like a bad home ec. project, like homemade-not-in-a-good-way.
The rest of the skirt sewed together beautifully - the hem alone is worth wearing the skirt inside out so you can see my perfect hem lace.
|Thanks to my husband for the photos!|
Well, that skirt stayed neglected in my closet for a full year and I just did not have any tan-ish bottoms and finally I needed that color so much that I got new directions and tried again.
I unpicked the zipper. I used my iron to shrink the stretched out bias. I applied interfacing down the seam lines. I sewed in the zipper again. It looked perfect and I started wearing the skirt triumphantly, but I see now, a month or so later, that it has started to sag into a little ripple again. Drat and blast.
In the meantime, I am trying to hold my waning interest in my winter wardrobe by wearing dark tights with my chestnut-colored Dansko sandals and the copper skirt.
But I'm planning sleeveless dresses in my daydreams.