26 Oct BASICS is not a dirty word
Now, I know there is nothing unique about this skirt, and I took dozens of pics trying to capture its special qualities. There are none.
What is special, is that I found a skirt pattern that fits well, as well as one that I really like! I suppose if one sews long enough, one will have a collection of go-to patterns. I now have three but this is the only one I have not altered in any fashion, and the fit truly resembles the Simplicity pattern photo, although I omitted the front pockets.
As a person committed to sewing my own clothes for one year I recognize the need to make b a s i c s , though the mention of that word conjures up my outdated Talbots wardrobe I’m trying to escape. My new houndstooth skirt hits just above the knee and looks great with boots so I’m sure I’ll wear it a lot.
T H E E V E N I N G G O W N
Many thanks to all of you for the very helpful suggestions and guidance as I attempt to make an evening gown. Yesterday I spent hours following your leads and links and am getting closer to a decision about what to make. I won’t bore you with the details since I’ve yet to make a final decision, but I can tell you I will NOT be making the Marfy pattern.