|Notice the not very happy face...|
First thing I did was cut a waistband, fold it in two and sew it right sides together. No problem then apart from noticing that once it was sewn, it was already small, and I needed to fold it again... The real horror was turning it on the right side. I spent 40 MINUTES battling with it, breaking one of my vintage orange knitting needles in the way (my fault really since it was plastic). I wasn't happy at all. Little did I know it was only the beginning of the nightmare!!!
So the waistband was done (insert music from "Chariots of Fire" here) I then attached a zip on the sides of the skirt (breaking the needle of my sewing machine on the way), sewed the sides together and then threaded a needle and did the gathers at the top by hand. So far so good.
|The zip. Although not perfectly done I'm quite happy about it. Somehow I'm not quite as happy about the finishing of the waistband on top.|
By now I was fed up with the whole thing and half expected that the skirt wouldn't fit anymore. It did however but still needed a hem, which I did very neatly (for once).
|I think this is called double hem? I might try an invisible hem next time, if I'm adventurous|
What I liked: The fabric, which was really easy to work with. My hem which I'm proud of.
What I didn't like: Turning the waistband right side, fitting gathers in waistband, my spool of thread which kept breaking right in the middle of sewing.
What I've learnt: Waistband are not easy to work with when they're too small.
Last but not least, my pictures don't look too bad this time! I borrowed my boyfriend's camera and I think you can see the difference. I'll try to do this from now on.
Until next time,