Just a quick post about the sewing I did this weekend: New Look 6843 view D, size 14. Just like last week's flower skirt, but longer and in plain boring practical black fabric. What can I say, I needed a plain black skirt that sits at the waist. Almost all of my skirts sit at the hip and I now prefer them to sit at my waist.
The fabric is a mystery synthetic that I've had in stash for YEARS. It might very well be 15 year old fabric. There is nothing natural about this fabric whatsoever. It's totally fake.
as for a side view, you'll have to be satisfied with a bathroom shot from earlier in the day:
Here it is with different shirts.
My waistband is probably the best waistband I ever inserted.
Darts are getting better--still need a tailor's ham. Looked at Joann's this week but the hams were ugly. Are there any pretty tailor's hams out there??
Alas, I have a little difficulty with the invisible zipper.
I *swear* when the zip was 9 inches, it curved very nicely around my bum. I should have just left the zipper tail and not cut it.
But then I cut it down to 7 or so?
and now it sort of juts out.
It really seems to be the zipper jutting out there.
It is only noticeable from a certain angle.
Still, it bothers me. I think I will wear it to work anyway and see how it flies.
My dressform, topless, but with a tape measure "scarf":
There's at least one more skirt I plan to make soon: The Rachel skirt. I made it last August but it has some issues and I have enough fabric to make it again! yea!
Here's the flower selection for today--flowers from my yard, my neighbor's yard, and the farmer's market:
My mom gave me a gardenia plant and it is blooming quite nicely.
The flowers seem to turn yellow as they age.
Oldest to newest--and for my Texas readers, a Texas bluebells shot glass from San Antonio circa 2003.