Hello everyone. Sorry I’ve been so absent, there’s just a lot going on in my life right now. In easily condensed bullet point form:
- I have a wedding to plan for by May next year. Thankfully I decided to be posh and hired a planner because…
- I need to make my wedding dress and two bridesmaids dresses by May next year because I decided this is a good idea.
- I am moving in December.
- My contract is ending so I am looking for a new job.
In addition to all that my last 3 sewing projects have all been un-salvageable failures, so it’s really knocked around my blogging motivation.
Anyway I went fabric shopping to cheer up and picked up some lovely medium weight Ikat cotton fabric. Next thing you know, I had a Moss Skirt in my hands (and a blue Wiksten tank, but that’s for another post).
Size: 2, though my measurements were actually for a size 4.
Fabric: 100% cotton medium weight with a silk/cotton blend underlining.
I made a few modifications to the pattern. The main one is probably completely omitting the front center seam because I wanted a quick sew and didn’t want to match patterns. I’m happy with this decision because the mismatched back does annoy me. I added the zipper to the back center seam so I can get my skirt on.
I also found fit to be a bit of an issue (and still is). I made a muslin and I found size 4 to gape a lot at the waist, and it fit ok throughout the hips. I went down a size and it’s now a tad tight around the hips but not awful, but still gaping a bit at the waist especially when I sit down.
I also wanted to make a lining for the dress but didn’t want to add more complexity to the pattern since I already had three failed projects under my belt. I think a fourth one would’ve turned me off sewing forever! So I decided to underline for comfort, and I think it’s my newest favourite technique ever.
Overall I’m happy with my Moss, and I think Grainline is now by far my favourite pattern company ever.