Size and modifications: I sewn size S. I love this skirt so much but I’m not happy where the front seams are. I think they need to be more central to the body so I will reduce the pattern front piece and re-distribute the extra width on the side panels on the next version. Fit is great.
The waistband height was reduced by half.
Between the front seams faux leather piping were applied. Left over from my ensis tee.
Fabric: The 2m jersey fabric is a beautiful ‘dark mood’ flowers I bought at Goldhawk rd, around £4.50/metre. I have seen similar prints in a few designers and RTW. I’m thinking to go back for more.
A while ago I was reading an interview with Michael Kors and he said that most women face the “I have nothing to wear” dilemma because their wardrobes don’t have enough “meat and potatoes”. In his mind, that should be 70 percent of the clothes we own. “30 percent should be icing and fluff — that’s colour, pattern, shine, accessories. Too many women get the proportions the other way round, then can’t figure out why they can’t get dressed.” — Michael Kors, Times Online
We (sewing community) have been using terms like cake and frosting after great analogy by Tasia.
I been trying to manage to keep my makes in-between. Fashionable and comfortable. Like cake with jam. Meat and potatoes with fancy gravy! How about you?