Holy moly people! I have been crazy busy! And boy… do I miss sewing and blogging. My unblogged projects are at an all time high right now. This skirt was made months ago and I have worn it but not until today had I gotten the chance to photograph it. It’s Newlook 6107. I have used this pattern quite a bit lately and have not been disappointed.
I won’t go into detail about the construction of this pattern because I have made it before here. However…check out this cool fabric…it’s chevron and striped all wrapped up into one! AND actually….it is also a diagonal…that is… if I had cut it on the grain. I realize that cutting this style of skirt out on the bias is a no-no but I did it anyway. Yes I did. It did have it’s consequences, mind you… like a lumpy spot at the bottom of the zipper that likes to poke out like a tail. Very flattering… yeah no. However….after I wore it for a bit the seat stretched out and it’s barely noticeable! (At least that’s what I tell myself)
Can you spot the problem? Go ahead…zoom in on my butt. I give you permission..this time.
|Skirt:self made Sweater: Gap Shoes:Old Navy (thirfted) Clutch:Franco Sarto Winners|
So, have any of you deliberately broken the sewing “rules” ? How did it work out for you? Sometimes I think that new techniques can be discovered through experimentation…and sometimes breaking the rules just results in a lumpy tail on my butt.
Adorable! You made a good choice with the direction of the stripes. You have the perfect figure for this!
I think you are crazy, don't see no hump!
I can't believe that you are wearing a sweater.
Fantastic skirt and love the way you have changed the stripes. If anyone can see the bump they are too close!
I love the skirt! You have the best eye for fabric, and there's no visible hump!
Love this skirt! I absolutely agree with my colleagues .. not hump on the back. It looks divine!
Awesome fabric as usual and I think your butt looks fine. While I can't think of the last time I broke sewing rules, it's still a good thing to do sometimes. You gotta mix it up. 🙂
Oh my I break sewing rules all the time!! Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.
And I can't see any sort of tail.
Love the fabric! Was it a local find? I am making this skirt now. I can only hope it turns out as well. Did you line yours? Almeda 🙂
Thanks Becki! Yeah the sweater…we just had tropical storm Arthur blow through and it was still breezy.
Haha! Thanks Sharon!
Thanks so much Nilla! Some fabrics just suck me in!
Thanks Rosy! It's super comfy too.
Thanks Heather. I'm glad this one worked out, I wasn't loving the look of diagonal stripes.
No tail noticed!…Phew! I will admit…my rule breaking is sometimes out of sheer laziness or lack of time to work on something.
Thanks Almeda! To answer your question, yes, I bought this fabric at Fabricville. Good luck with your skirt..I would love to see how it turns out!!
It's a lovely, classic skirt. I break the rules regularly, and almost always regret it. I'm learning with sewing, they are there for a reason!!
Great choice of fabric, just goes to show that the things we think stick out like a sore thumb on our makes aren't really noticeable to others. I'm forever breaking sewing rules with mixed results but I see it all as part of the learning process
Fabulous skirt! The fit is great and you are right, the fabric is to die for!!
Your skirt looks great! that's a nice classic colour combination and the print is interesting, but still classic looking too. It suits you 🙂