I’ve got good news and bad news today, folks. The good news is that I finished my caramel A-line skirt (Simplicity 1717) – woo hoo! You can *kind of* see it in the photo above. The bad news is that the photo above is the only photo I managed to take of this skirt, since my crappy old camera has finally died a miserable death. So, a proper photo shoot will have to wait for another day. Booo!
In the meantime, I have the following things to say about this roller coaster of a project:
- The fit of this skirt is not “amazing,” despite it being part of Simplicity’s Amazing Fit line.
- I spent four hours on Saturday unpicking seams, re-cutting pattern pieces, and putting it all back together… and I managed to upgrade the skirt from “awful” to “passable.”
- Such a simple skirt shouldn’t have caused me so much grief!
Blargh! I’m satisfied with the final fit, but there is definitely room for improvement. I’ll get into all the details once I can take some decent photos. For now, at least I have another static-free, neutral colored skirt to wear to work… and that makes me happy. : )
I promise I’ll be back with a substitute camera soon… bear with me!