Monday, October 19, 2009

Measure twice, cut once...


This is a completed UFO. I inherited the fabric from a client well over a decade ago. When I cut this out (a decade ago as well), I didn't account for walking ease, so there is a major display of leg going on when I sit. But I did cut it the length of view A. Two weeks ago, I finally sewed it, didn't like the length, eye-balled it and cut. Now it reaches just above my knees. A tad too short for me. I'm putting it in the Etsy store. No point in holding on to it. Luckily, I have enoungh of the fabric left over to make this again.

3 comments:

The Slapdash Sewist said...

A 10 year old UFO completed! That is impressive.

Mimi Jackson said...

With the challenges you described, if you otherwise love the fit, maybe you could add a wide trim to the bottom of the skirt and sleeves to make it all look intentional? Then I would create an extension (using the same fabric or just black to create an "underlap" to extend the skirt front that lies underneath, anchoring with a skirt hook or strong snap to the side seam (inside the garment). Or... of course, Etsy...

JC said...

Hey lady. Good to see you back blogging! Always enjoy learning from you. I'll have to catch you up soon. Take care!