I'm not really sure I want to bring attention to this, but hopefully I've redeemed myself with this project. See two weeks ago Jenna, Ali, Jenna's friend Kim, and I embarked on a journey to make cute tank dresses that we saw on Pinterest. Theoretically they should have been easy peasy, done in 20 minutes. Wrong! It's not that they were all that difficult to make, but it did take way more than 20 minutes and the worst part about it was they looked terrible. Like we should be living with Alby on the compound with French braids that come down to our butts bad. I think the main reason that they look so bad is because I don't think you're supposed to sew knit and woven fabrics together. On a positive note, the fabric we bought was completely salvageable. The only thing I cut off my initial 2 yard purchase was an 8 inch strip to make a sash.
Now for the redemption portion of the show. Meet my favorite skirt. It's a short skirt from BCBG that looks great with tights and a fitted t-shirt. The best thing about this skirt is that it has pockets! Big pockets too, not those silly little girl pockets that barely hold a tube of Chapstick. So I said to myself, "why not make another one?"
The last part for the waist band was to sew it closed by running a stitch along the seam between the skirt and the waist band. If you keep your stitches right in the seam it will be practically invisible. For some reason I feel like calling this step stitch in the ditch, or something like that. Is that a thing?
The only other improvised thing I did was the top. The tutorial didnt really elaborate on what to do with the top. I guess it would be different for the type or garment you're sewing, so I just took the advice from this tutorial and cut them even with my skirt and melted the ends with a lighter.
So, do you have an awesome skirt that you'd love to recreate? If you give it a shot just be patient, and if all else fails, leave me a comment or send me an email with your problem and I'll do my best to help you out. Oh, and go check out what Jenna did with her fabric from our dress fail and tell her I said Hi!
P.S. I also did a pretty water color technique manicure to match! (Inspired by a post by Sarah from Chalkboard Nails.)