(picture from Creative Spaces blog)
I came across a skirt tutorial on Pinterest from Creative Spaces, pinned it and moved on until I was in serious need of a skirt and then I rushed back to my sewing board on Pinterest and breathed a sigh of relieve followed by great feelings of anxiety. I have never sewed a skirt before, I’ve never sewed a zipper on a single thing before – AHHHHHH! I then pulled myself together and e-mailed my wonderful friend Mercy, and asked her if she thought this was a skirt I could sew and she responded with a resounding yes and so I emotionally prepped myself and did the following.
1. Got the rest of my outfit together (this skirt is for a wedding)
2. Decided the color fabric I wanted
3. Double and triple checked the blog for measurements
4. Went to the fabric store where I found linen blended fabric 40% off! Woot! Woot!
I then washed it and began working. Everything was going along swimmingly, waist band, zipper even, until I tried it on and found it to be several inches too big in the waist. So I unpicked the seam and zipper, cut the extra inches off and then sewed the zipper on once again and redid the seam. I then measured and machine sewed the hem only to have it gather in a weird way and I then had to unpick the entire hem of the skirt while watching 3 episodes of PSYCH. I just re-pinned the hem once again. Whew!