There is a lot of controversy about this pattern and admittedly I kind of “hate” my make. It is so NOT my style. Too cute, girly, whimsical…
Don’t get me wrong, but I feel it doesn’t suit me at all.
Since there were some issues with this skirt I will give this pattern another chance before writing everything that is currently on your mind. It does offer good learning skills for beginners and I’m teaching the Zinnia next Saturday Nov 23 at VH.
If you are eagle eyed enough, you will have notice I am wearing DIY Couture Coat. I LOVEEEEEEE this and kind of saved my outfit. * Update: Here is the pattern
For those thinking to consider making the zinnia, bare in mind this pattern is cut on the crossgrain making print placement a challenge. I’m so used to ignore instructions and layout that this information has gone amiss for me. Another lesson learned: Don’t assume you know it all. Do look at the instructions even if you choose to ignore later. even when you are on a tight work deadline. Oh Yeah, don’t sew when you have loads of work deadlines on your mind either.
If you are trying to understand what version I made, it was originally version one. I love buttons on skirts. I’m afraid the fabric weight was too heavy and the gatherings looked ridiculous. Hello unpicker.. nice to see you again… Procrastination and another WIP stressful project I decided to return and finish this skirt.
As this sat on my sewing room for a whole month the decision of not keeping it for me was on mind. If I could redistribute the new waist size by pleats, it would work for someone else. In the end 4 pleats on the front and 3 on the back. I should have measured them twice because they aren’t exactly the same size. Oh well. It is almost a miracle that I just didn’t bin it and started again.
To allocate the extra dress size I altered the waistband by adding a colour block scrap from the skirt. The waistband is a scrumptious chambray. It doesn’t look big because I pinned on me, sorry peeps… feel like I am totally cheating but I didn’t want to share it on the mannequin.
Am I been too hash on this make? I kind of feel I’m been honest. I know I don’t want to wear it, so after it’s gig as Village Haberdashery Christmas window display(if it makes the cut) she needs a good home. Annie really loves this skirt so I’m hoping it will fit her.