Simplicity 2451 Fail

I attempted another version of Simplicity 2451, but I totally failed with the fabric.  The fabric was a stiff cotton before washing.  After washing it was a wrinkled mess.  Any wrinkles did not seem to want to be pressed out.  Just moving in the skirt made it wrinkle.  It wrinkles worst than any linen I have ever seen!

Anyway, here is the evidence.

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To top it all off, it’s not even very flattering. Boo.  I might still wear it. bwahahaha.  Why right?

I am also still seeing some weirdness like extra pooling in the swayback area.  I’ll get it right soon.

Anyway, I tried a kick pleat instead of a vent.  I always feel self conscious in skirts with vents.

The skirt hole ruined my day

It sounds like something you’d say while driving.  Anyway, I wasn’t driving.  I was sewing.  I managed to get over some fears of digging into fabric and making something new.

I made Burda 2007 09 #116, the tulip skirt.  It is so pretty.  I really liked it.  I think I should have made a size bigger.  I sewed the size 44 which was the largest size.  I also did a somewhat of a  tilted hip adjustment.  It wasn’t a proper tilted hip adjustment, but I think it worked.

I really liked it a lot, but as you can see, I did not finish it.

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Why am I so happy about the skirt hole?

As I was serging, fabric got caught and I well, serged a giant hole into it.

See the closeup?  It’s not going to be finished.  It will go to the trash.  Well, I’m taking out the zipper, then in the trash.

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Well, the next skirt is cut.  I should have sized up and added a tiny bit of length.  Oh well.  Next time.

I will also need to make some tops to go with these skirts.  I think they need to be more fitted and shorter.  Maybe some kind of crop top?  We’ll see.