Gingerly done

My Ginger Skirt is finished.  And while I worked on it gingerly (pun intended) and with care, I must confess it’s not perfect, however this was by far the most satisfying garment making experience I’ve had to-date.  The pattern was very easy to follow but the best part by far was the added bonus of Sunni’s insight, especially the invisible zipper tutorial – huge thanks, Sunni! This finished object is a garment I’m sure to wear.

Now, for the less than perfect aspects … My muslin revealed that the front of the waistband stuck out away from my body so I measured and took in the waistband’s side seams.  Surprise, surprise: the finished skirt’s waistband sticks out even more so than the muslin!  In fact, I have the sneaking suspicion that taking in the side seams made the skirt sit higher up my torso but did nothing to fix the sticking out issue.  Truth be told I can live with this as well and I don’t think it’s that noticeable, especially given that I never stand up straight – this is probably one of the only situations in which I’ll be glad for my terrible posture.

See the waistband sicking out?

I toyed with the idea of inserting red piping at the waistband but decided against it because I thought it would be too much with the border.  If I had to do it again I would go with the red piping, but even without it, I love it.

This is the first item that I’ll add to the flickr pool for the Summer Essentials Sew-along, but more on that new sew-along on a future post because right now I have to go cross out an item from my summer sewing list!

5 thoughts on “Gingerly done

  1. I don’t know how I missed this fabulous skirt you made. I love the fabric…did you embroider it yourself?
    And those red shoes….can I steal them? ;o) Lucky I am not living anywhere close to you otherwise you might see some items suddenly vanishing ;o)

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