It’s not that I haven’t been sewing. Three of the V7973 posts required looking, comparing, thinking. While I thinking I was sewing other things, but not taking photos. I couldn’t. First the piece that holds the camera on the tripod fell off apparently breaking my camera. So DH was going to really secure the piece that fell off the tripod but he broke that. I have my preference in glue. He has his. Since he broke the tripod, he insisted upon fixing it and used his glue. We let the glue sit up for 2 days. It broke again in 2 seconds. Several days later we replace the tripod at Walmart. Of course, sewing commenced during all those days, as did my ruminations and experiments with V7973. Things are back to normal and I have a bunch of photos to share (Oh and after we replaced the camera, we discovered that the camera didn’t break. The SD card was old and just gave up the ghost on that last fall.)
First up is my version of Rhoda’s All Points Skirt which I’m calling All Points Plus. I shared my sewing experience and pics on Mimie previously. I won’t repeat all that, I just wanted share how it looks on me.
I don’t have the new tripod set up exactly correct. The photo was intended to show me head to toe to give a good idea of the final proportions. I still haven’t shed all my Holiday weight so the top is looking a little tight. It feels fine. The skirt looks good. On the day I wore it, I kept going to the full length mirror to look. I don’t feel comfortable. I feel big and fat maybe even clumsy. But in the mirror, I was fine. DH even complimented me and the skirt. He thought the points unusual; neither wonderful, nor awful; but unusual and interesting. He told me several times that I looked good. (I automatically upgrade to beautiful just before…) I guess he could tell I was unsure of my appearance and he kept reassuring me.
How about a quick shot of the slip:
The slip is necessary. Combined with the skirt it is so swishy.
I’ve washed both and am amazed to say these are both wash and wear items. Seriously, they don’t need a squirt of starch or a puff of steam. Which is good because that’s a whole lot of yardage to iron.
As far as making again, I’m unlikely to make the All Points Skirt. As written by Rhonda, and drafted for my favorite length, I have these long, long edges that serve to trip me as well as looking a bit off (rather than interesting). I would recommend making your skirt lengths far less than 30″ for that reason. I made this skirt wearable for me by lopping off huge triangles from each point. That’s an awkward sewing procedure I don’t recommend. But the real reason for not making this again is that it’s pretty distinctive and I don’t wear many skirts or dresses. You go to a lot of effort to fit a garment and want to be able to use the pattern many times. But multiple uses of a distinctive pattern garner less than complimentary reactions. I hear “oh you made that again” and it’s not said with enthusiasm. I do make multiples. The top above is Pamela Patterns T shirt 104. I make lots of that pattern. But it’s a well fitted very common design and it’s easy to make interesting modifications or embellishments. The skirt was an interesting sew. I would recommend that you make at least one just for the fun of making this skirt
The slip was made by frankenpatterning Louise Cutting Relax A Little skirt 62950. I like the skirt as Louise drafted. It’s too bad I made the first one in wrong colors. This is a goto pattern and one that you make multiples. It’s easy to fit. Comfortable to wear. The slip was easy to make. Even my goof with elastic choice was an easy fix. I’m likely to use 62950 pattern again and again.
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