|This is Abby's new thing: refusing to look into the camera, instead posing as if she were contemplating a far off land.|
|Close up: It's better if you don't look too close.|
Notes on the project:
-I initially sewed the piping to the inside of skirt when I combined the yoke and bottom half. I ripped it out and messed with it until I sorted it out. I needed to flip up the raw edge of the piping before sewing it. Piping is still a little wonky, but works.
|Backwards piping. Ugh.|
-Bias tape is too cool for me. I love the way it looks, but wow do I have a hard time using it. I've gone over more then a few tutorials on how to sew with it and am still awkward, at best, around it. I also should have used red thread to attach it. I thought the white contrast would look good. Which it would if I could sew straight.
-I snapped the elastic apart at one point and had to rescue it from inside the casing and reattach it. Not fun.
-Cost was really low. I only used 12 inches of 3 yards of elastic that was $3, so, that's like what, 20 cents? The fabric I had left over from the Valentine's Day chairbacks, about $2 worth. Plus the piping and the bias tape both of which I have plenty of now for other projects... I'd say this skirt cost me about $4. Took me three hours or thereabouts to finish.
Verdict: Success! Well, relative success. I can see a lot of the mistakes in it, anyone who looks closely could, but I know I'll make it again and do a lot better. Plus, my daughter loved it.