Posted 20 April, 09on:
When Hubski went to Asia last year, he bought a skirt for me. He was not really buying a skirt. He was buying it as potential fabric. The skirt is huge, but that just means more fabric. I have pulled out this skirt a zillion times, trying to come to a conclusion on how to use the fabric. Today, I pulled out a pattern and decided to cut into the fabric.
According to the pattern envelope, I had plenty of fabric. Of course, following a pattern is not in my nature. As I was starting to cut, I had a “bright idea” to change the pattern. Because this was a skirt and a very fine, slippery silk, trying to lay out pattern pieces on the grainline was a challenge. Trying to squeak out every inch of the fabric was craziness. I rearranged pattern pieces, measured, and rearranged some more about a thousand times, but I got it. I was even able to utilize the pretty border.
Perhaps I will get to start sewing tomorrow.