|front of the skirt|
It was a great learning experience. I broke out some brown package paper, ruler, compass and tape measure and went to work. But, despite my best efforts and trying it on along the way, I still had wrinkling in the front.
I used a metal zipper in the back. I thought that was fun. And the fit back there was perfect.
From the side view, you can see the wrinkles a little bit better. In order to determine what went wrong, I consulted my Vogue sewing book. It states that wrinkles like that are due to an abnormally large abdomen. hmmmm. I think we call that left over baby belly in lay woman's terms. And I really did not think mine was that bad. But I guess, it is all about proportions. So next time, I will adjust for that. Or, while I am here in Afghanistan, maybe I can hit the gym a little harder and when I get home, the skirt may fit perfectly.
Here it is with a coordinating top. I used the Parisian Top pattern from Go To Patterns. I will blog about that on another day.
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