I may have a problem.
I, Liza Jane of Liza Jane Sews, do solemnly swear to refrain from purchasing and sewing anything else with polka dots from here until further notice.
Seriously, enough already.
I should also probably give my self-drafted a-line skirt pattern a rest. I think I have enough skirts in my wardrobe. It's actually getting pretty ridiculous. And definitely enough spots. But I couldn't resist squeezing in one more pencil skirt with this little bit of Hobby Lobby cotton duck. It's probably meant for home decor but it works well for a skirt, too. I didn't underline this particular skirt like the others, but I did add a separate lining from a scrap of poly satin I had in the stash. So I can wear it with tights now that it's finally cooling down a bit.
Something went awry when I was cutting out the fabric. I knew I cut it too big but decided that I would just take it in after I sewed up the side seams. I figured I could straighten out the seams to make it more of a pencil skirt at the same time. It ended up huge. I had to add a center back seam to take out some of the width. I made no effort to match up any polka dots (is that even possible?). I also added two button tabs that extend from the back over the side seams where they button at the front. They cinch in the waist. I copied the idea from a rtw wear skirt I own.
Not a whole lot else to say about it that I haven't said before. I reach for my skirts often, so I know I'll get lots of use from it. I don't actually plan on wearing it with the polka dot tee, but it was fun for photos ;) I've had such good luck with my self-drafted skirt pattern that I'm trying to get the nerve up to draft a trouser pattern. I desperately need some pants- I don't know why I'm dragging my heels so much about starting out. I just saw an awesome post from Ali on her many adventures in making trousers. Anyone know of any other good trouser making posts or resources? Any advice for fitting? Or where to start?
Wishing everyone a fabulous week!