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Monday, December 13, 2010

What I wore and I have some re-sewing to do




Burda 11-2009 120 (skirt), vest also made by me

Sometimes you need to wear a garment before you can see its faults. The skirt looked pretty good in the hanger but I discovered some surprises after wearing it today.

First what I did right. The double pleat hangs beautifully, I followed Sandra Betzina's advise and I stitched the edges of the pleat on the inside.


If you click on the picture you will see the edgestitching.



I finished the hem with rayon seam binding and I made "the thingy" (don't you love my technical language?) or pseudo crochet cord to keep the lining from rising.



What I did wrong. I'm not sure, this is what I think. The pockets would have benefitted from interfacing which was not recommended, but my wool was very drapey and I should have done it; I believe that is why the pockets are sagging. I will unstitch them and attach then while the skirt is hanging for a better placement. I think I did not transition from waist to hip smoothly on the side I'm showing on the picture so this adds to the wonkiness. I will go back and smooth it out.





I really like this design so I will try to fix it, wish me luck! =)

10 comments:

  1. Lovely skirt! How unfortunate that you have to undo some of the work, but it will be well worth it. I find that if there's some little glitch that I think I can live with - very often that's what will keep me from wearing the item, and then what's the point of it hanging in the closet? Good luck on this being an easy fix!

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  2. From my vantage point, it doesn't look like the pocket is sagging, but rather that it's pulling the skirt up. Is the pocket lined? That was my first thought was that the pocket lining is shorter than the pocket and is causing the pull. Does that make sense?

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  3. Ann thanks, that is a good tip, I'm going to investigate (the pocket is lined)

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  4. I made this skirt last winter and was wearing it when I came to your blog (and obviously now as I type. I did line my pockets (though I have just had a good feel of them and don't think they are interfaced). I vaguely remember some issue with them, but looking at them now I think your problem may be that the bottom edge of the pockets is slightly curved. Have you sewed the bottoms of the pockets on along a straight line? - That might account for the strange bagging you've got. Best wishes anyway. It IS a great winter skirt and my own attracts a lot of compliments.

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  5. Oh, how odd. I was just looking at Project Rungay prior to your post and the DVF pre-fall line features this exact same style of skirt sans pocket.

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  6. I hope you can fix it without too much trouble because your fabric and the skirt design really looks lovely. It does look like you just need to unpick the bottom topstitching on the pocket, reposition and stitch back down. Ha, I hope it's that easy! Good luck.

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  7. Ilove love this skirt from the minut I saw it in the magazine. I think the top is perfect to be worn with it

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  8. Going back in and fixing things is so tedious. Good luck! It's a really great skirt, well worth fixing.

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  9. This is a very nice skirt. The fabric has nice colors once seen up close. I hope you fix the pocket so you can continue wearing it :)

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  10. Although "thingy" is [erfectly descriptive (hehe) I've always called those "swing tacks".

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