So I made a test skirt to enable me to work out how much fabric to buy for the next one, made a miscalculation and came home with insufficient! How daft is that? I decided to fudge it, knowing that the skirt wouldn't hang as well as the original
because it's not cut properly on the cross. I figured that if it was really bad, I could just wear it at home. But I think it'll do. No one is going to stop me in the street and say, "Excuse me, your skirt is not hanging correctly".
The fabric is a teeny tiny houndstooth.
I'd still like to make a skirt according to the pattern, so I will have to buy more fabric, calculating more accurately.
If anyone would stop you I would say you did it as a fashion statement. ;)ReplyDelete
The fashion police is out to get you! :) I'm sure nobody will notice if it doesn't hang properly. I like the tiny houndstooth.ReplyDelete
No red carpets so I should be ok!Delete
Huh, didn't realise there was a name - houndstooth! Always something new to learn when I read your posts :-)ReplyDelete
My 'wasteful' solution is to buy more fabric than is calculated, especially when doing it for the first time. Now I always leftovers which, despite my best intentions, have Not been used in a quilt ;-P
I measured the folded fabric and forgot to double it, so my calculation was wa-a-y out. Proper layout leaves a lot over, which I won’t make into a quilt either.Delete
Both your fabrics look lovely :) As for the pattern, there are many different possible shapes for a skirt, no-one will know the one you had in mind at first. As lond as YOU like it, it's the right shape ;)ReplyDelete
Don’t think the fashion police will be calling on you when you wear it at home to complain it’s not quite rightReplyDelete
I always think the houndstooth design look smart. I'm sure with your expertise the finished skirt will look good.ReplyDelete
I love the houndstooth design is really popular here too. I have been know too wear tags out all day and got up so early I put a shirt on inside out,so glad a friend told me 😃ReplyDelete
Thanks for the new word :) just for curiosity, in Italian we use a French word specific for this: "pied de poule", I have memories of a mum's skirt, I was in my 10yo I think, I stolen the fabric she saved for pockets and made my doll a dress. Thank you very much for bring me back to this lovely memoriesReplyDelete
:-) thanks for that story, I love hearing stories like that.Delete