For Christmas this year, I got a sewing machine. I’d been thinking on and off about getting one for a while, but it was still a total surprise, and a good one. I’m pretty stoked to be able to make all the things I ever wanted right now! Only problem is, I don’t actually know how to use it. However, I’m confident that I can figure it out with few serious problems.
Or not. Because in my usual style, I immediately went out, selected a pattern (for a skirt I need to be able to wear in three weeks), bought some fabric (with quite a bit of help from the woman at fabricland, who offered to give me her home phone number – I’m not sure she was as confident as I am about my ability to do this), and then promptly figured out how I would modify the pattern. Yes, you read me right. Modify. Because the pattern itself isn’t good enough, but it’s close. And what could possibly go wrong with me sewing a skirt, on a deadline, for the first time, with a modified pattern?
So – what you’re looking at is black silk (textured), the pattern pinned on and laid out, and the measuring tape measuring where I’m modifying the pattern. I want this to be a floor length skirt, so I’m adding a few inches to the bottom. Not convinced this will work? Neither am I. Anyone have a floor length, black skirt in a 10-12?