After all I been through, I wish I had allowed her to buy it. I went through numerous challenges and disappointments in making it, and this finished project is actually the second version of the dream skirt.
For the first version I chose the WRONG pattern.
A great pattern, yes. I was making view F. But I should have known better because the skirt has a yoke. I just do not do well with skirt or pants yokes. It along with several construction ideas that I incorporated gave me a fit. I completed the Simplicity shirt up to hemming but was not satisfied with the skirt at all. I kept trying to convince myself that it was O.K. and that I could get some wear out of it. But who was I kidding. I finally concluded that the skirt would end up a hanging closet reminder that I'd keep sliding to the side - so I ditched it. I'll donate the skirt and maybe someone else will enjoy it.
Moving on, but still wanting the same basic skirt design, fabric and color - I decided to start all over from scratch using this pattern - view A without the tabs. This skirt has a waist facing instead of the yoke. I added the patch design to the side front and side back pattern pieces.
A closeup of the patched detail with topstitching.
Here's a picture of the Carnival trio. I do plan to add a few more to the collection, and they WILL have either elastic, a waistband or waist facing I can promise you that! For "New Project Sunday" I'll be adding Vogue 7937 view B using a pewter gray faux suede upholstery fabric. I made this same pattern in chocolate brown faux suede a couple of years ago and have gotten a whole lot of wear out of it.
What new developments are coming from your sewing room this week????????