Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sewing Rules!






Holy moly people! I have been crazy busy! And boy... do I miss sewing and blogging. My unblogged projects are at an all time high right now. This skirt was made months ago and I have worn it but not until today had I gotten the chance to photograph it. It's Newlook 6107. I have used this pattern quite a bit lately and have not been disappointed.

I won't go into detail about the construction of this pattern because I have made it before here. However...check out this cool fabric...it's chevron and striped all wrapped up into one! AND actually....it is also a diagonal...that is... if I had cut it on the grain. I realize that cutting this style of skirt out on the bias is a no-no but I did it anyway. Yes I did. It did have it's consequences, mind you... like a lumpy spot at the bottom of the zipper that likes to poke out like a tail. Very flattering... yeah no. However....after I wore it for a bit the seat stretched out and it's barely noticeable! (At least that's what I tell myself)
 Can you spot the problem? Go ahead...zoom in on my butt. I give you permission..this time.




Skirt:self made Sweater: Gap Shoes:Old Navy (thirfted) Clutch:Franco Sarto Winners


So, have any of you deliberately broken the sewing "rules" ? How did it work out for you? Sometimes I think that new techniques can be discovered through experimentation...and sometimes breaking the rules just results in a lumpy tail on my butt.


18 comments:

  1. Adorable! You made a good choice with the direction of the stripes. You have the perfect figure for this!
    I think you are crazy, don't see no hump!
    I can't believe that you are wearing a sweater.

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    1. Thanks Becki! Yeah the sweater...we just had tropical storm Arthur blow through and it was still breezy.

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  2. Fantastic skirt and love the way you have changed the stripes. If anyone can see the bump they are too close!

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  3. I love the skirt! You have the best eye for fabric, and there's no visible hump!

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    1. Thanks so much Nilla! Some fabrics just suck me in!

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  4. Love this skirt! I absolutely agree with my colleagues .. not hump on the back. It looks divine!

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    1. Thanks Rosy! It's super comfy too.

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  5. Awesome fabric as usual and I think your butt looks fine. While I can't think of the last time I broke sewing rules, it's still a good thing to do sometimes. You gotta mix it up. :)

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    1. Thanks Heather. I'm glad this one worked out, I wasn't loving the look of diagonal stripes.

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  6. Oh my I break sewing rules all the time!! Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.
    And I can't see any sort of tail.

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    1. No tail noticed!...Phew! I will admit...my rule breaking is sometimes out of sheer laziness or lack of time to work on something.

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  7. Love the fabric! Was it a local find? I am making this skirt now. I can only hope it turns out as well. Did you line yours? Almeda :)

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    1. Thanks Almeda! To answer your question, yes, I bought this fabric at Fabricville. Good luck with your skirt..I would love to see how it turns out!!

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  8. It's a lovely, classic skirt. I break the rules regularly, and almost always regret it. I'm learning with sewing, they are there for a reason!!

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  9. Great choice of fabric, just goes to show that the things we think stick out like a sore thumb on our makes aren't really noticeable to others. I'm forever breaking sewing rules with mixed results but I see it all as part of the learning process

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  10. Fabulous skirt! The fit is great and you are right, the fabric is to die for!!

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  11. Your skirt looks great! that's a nice classic colour combination and the print is interesting, but still classic looking too. It suits you :)

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