Even when I first made this skirt back in 2011, I was never happy with the fit of it. The design sits lower than the waist but isn't low on the hips either. For me, this isn't a very comfortable design; it just seems to float around. Because I have a small waist, it defies gravity and doesn't stay put resulting in a skirt I didn't wear. I decided an alteration was necessary if I wanted to wear it again so into the sewing room it went to wait, and wait it did!
Fast forward to 2013 and I finally did it. It was way too big all over so I removed the waistband and took it in 4cm (2cm doubled) on each side all the way to the hem. I made two extra darts in the front to accommodate my small waist, reattached the waistband and here we have the end result. A skirt that fits, is comfortable and I will definitely wear. Often! It looks much better now, don't you think?
What about you? Do you leave things this long, or maybe longer, before you actually get around to doing alterations?
|Don't know what's going on with the frown!|
Note to self: Take more than one picture; straighten your clothes and make sure you're ready for the photo to be taken and stop frowning!!