Oscar de la Renta Silk Print Skirt
So this skirt, guys this skirt! It turned out so much better than I thought it would. It was definitely an experiment in more ways, than one so I was not expecting that.
Experiment #1, working with this Oscar de la Renta silk twill fabric from Mood Fabrics. Man, I was up and down about this silk. One day I loved it, the next day I thought it was too attention-grabbing, the next, well you get the deal. Fortunately the end result I LOVE. I guess it was just one of those fabrics that makes you second guess yourself during the process, but works well for finished garments.
Experiment #2, kangaroo pockets. Which, to be fair aren’t really called that but I feel like they look like a little kangaroo pouch. ha, I’ve never made pockets like this before, they were drafted into the actual front pattern piece instead of sewn into the side seams. They were essentially like darts on the front of the pattern! So weird. And sure at first I thought it would be no thing but then I woke up to reality and realized I was using a BurdaStyle pattern. Why do I do this to myself?! I swear they have a way of making even the simplest of steps the most. complicated. thing. ever.
Experiment #3, churning out a lining. This fabric is really lightweight yet stiff, and I felt like a lining would make it drape better. Only problem is that the pattern doesn’t come with a lining, and I was worried about drafting one with the whole pocket situation. Well the awesome thing about linings is that no one sees them! So it doesn’t even matter that I may have done half of it inside out. So luckily this one turned out great. haha
Also, am I allowed to say that I like how this skirt makes my booty look? haha, because I’m so going there. I think it has something to do with the darts in the back of the lining that I may have made too prominent. Yay for mistakes that work in your favor!
So now I want to hear, what’s something you’ve experimented with lately? (Both in sewing and in not. Tried a new food? Changed up your daily routine? Anything!)
Also, just because I’m desperate, any tips for the raging insomniac? I mean, Netflix is great and all but there’s only so many episodes of Breaking Bad you can watch.