This is my wearable muslin and I did make some adjustments, which I will keep in mind for future Cascade skirts.
It is the perfect skirt for twirling around..
This pattern is very easy to work with, I used transfer paper to transfer the pattern (size xs) to my fabric, which worked quite well! I took some pictures of it, but it is too hard to see the yellow dots on the white fabric, so I'm not going to post these..
I made used 3 m of lightweight cotton which I got at the fabric market for 3 Euros in total. I made the version with the buttons, and found 2 lovely buttons in my stash which add a pop of colour. When I sit down the waistband bends a little, which is what you see in the pic above, that was after spending an afternoon at the lake, not too bad right?
The narrow hem involves quite a bit of work since I don't have a narrow hem foot, so I had to sew the whole hem two or three times! (can't remember excactly now..) I will add a narrow hem foot too my wish list for sure!
|A lot of hemming to do|
I sewed over the hole with a narrow zig zag stitch, it is almost invisible now :)
I had to chop quite a bit off the backside, since it was touching my lower ankles, and that wasn't the look I was going for. Unfortunately I didn't take any pics, but I then wore it out to my grandparents at father's day, to see how I liked the length.
Everybody loved my skirt, but when I mentioned the change in hem length to my grandma (who used to be a seamstress professionally) she pointed out to me that the sides were hanging a bit lower than the back hem.. She said that she thought it looked lovely anyway, but when she pointed it out to me, I couldn't stop noticing it!
|After reducing the side length|
So I decided to trim the sides in a bit, which makes the narrow hem a bit wonky, but you don't notice it from afar! I also added a little stitch in the front, to prevent me flashing everyone when there is a little bit of wind..
|No wonky hem when twirling!|
I have some other very exciting news, I've applied for an internship at the Designer Cafe in the city where I live, which has it's own custom clothing line and works with small independent designers. I will intern there on a trial basis first, and my first project is... Sewing a silk shirt! Very slippery silk indeed, and they don't use rotary cutters.. So I am going to practice my silk cutting skills this week.. The shirt also needs a narrow hem, which they are going to show me next week, and I'm very curious which method they use.. Wish me luck!
|Milo looking smart|