Sunday, November 25, 2007

Upside down skirt


OK, well, my skirt isn't really upside down, but the fabric is. I don't know how many times I've done this and I don't know why it never occurs to me to check the direction of the nap before I cut. I always make sure that the pieces are all going the same direction, but not the right direction








OH, well, only my dear readers will know!

















I lined this skirt, but another mistake here. I cut the lining on the cross grain because I did not have enough fabric. Not a good idea. There is NO give in the thigh area of this skirt - at all. Actually, the skirt is fine, but the lining is too tight. I will have to take out the side seams a little but I only made 3/8" seams to begin with. Oh well, a little more incentive to get to the gym more often!









And another problem. I started making this top and I love the hand of the fabrics. I like the style. I hate whatever it is I did to the front. I'm not sure I can even fix it. I'm going to look at it again today and see if there is a way to either fix or cover this . I have an idea of using a little "patch" with some buttons for embellishment. Today is my dad's 85th birthday, so I'll be gone this afternoon and have homework tonight - but I still want to finish this top!

13 comments:

cidell said...

Wow Nancy. You look so sophisticated. You are right, only your dear readers will ever know.

toya said...

I agree with cidell, so chic!

Summerset said...

Cute skirt, no one will notice! Most people these days know nothing about fabric or how it is supposed to be used. Besides, I live on the other side of the country and not likely to see it in person!

Maureen said...

Stunning outfit Nancy, I love it!
And now of course, I will be looking for the mistake, but I guarantee no one else will!

Erica B. said...

Love that skirt! Very elegant!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Nancy, just add some side slits to the lining, tacking the lining to the skirt right before the slits so that the lining doesn't slide up...problem solved...and no need for extra gym time unless you just WANT to go! *LOL*

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Ohhhh, I forgot to say that you look great in this outfit...very urbane in an NYC way!

LauraLo said...

I love that skirt and you look very chic in it!

Elaray said...

Very nice skirt. Where is it written that naps MUST go in a particular direction, anyway. We'll let it remain our little secret.

Isabelle said...

Beautiful skirt! You look so classy!

Lovely said...

You look like one HOT MAMA!! I love the "upside down skirt!"

Tany said...

In spite of the nap, it looks wonderfuly well on you! On my last jacket I also forgot to check the right side of the fabric when I was interfacing the collar and I ended up interfacing the right side!

007gurl said...

You can't tell that there is any problem from the picture. You look great!