So lately I have been working on a few different projects. And I have gotten around to finish one of them. It is the tulip skirt by sew over it. Since the pattern does not come in my size I graded the pattern up a few sizes. I have graded a patter before with good result. This time it worked so/so. The waistband suddenly didn’t fit the skirt (luckily it was too large). I am unsure wether it was due to an error I made, or wether the grading method I used just did not work very well for this particular skirt. But what ever it was it was not really a problem. I just removed the excess of the waistband after making sure the skirt would still fit me, if I did so. I can still fit the skirt fine. It just sits a bit further up than I har imagined. Which I do not think hurts the look of it, at all.
If you are not familiar with grading, grading is about sizing the pattern up or down. This way you can get to wear and sew a pattern that does not come in your size. Grading might seem daunting, but it really is not very hard to do. There is some good tutorials out there to figure out how to do it. the one I used was one I had read about in Mrs. Huges blog. Besides from the “easy method” which I am linking to, she also has another method you can check out, if the easy one, does not work for you.
If you use another method I would love to hear from you, I am always curious to learn new things.
While the skirt is an easy sew, I did have some trouble adding a concealed zip. Some of the trouble revolved around me seemingly not thinking straight when putting the zipper in, so I had some bad placements. One time, I had even managed to get the skirt twisted around on itself! I finally got it put in right, but I still noticed that there seemed to be an issue with the centering of the needle. I still see a little difference in the centering of the needle in relation to the zipper foot. I am not sure how to fix this issue. Have any of you guys had trouble with this? And if yes, how did you solve it?
I definitely think I will sew it again. I got a grey wool blend I think might be very nice for the shorter version.
I guess that is all for this time. Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave me a comment and tell me about your favourite skirt so I can check it out.