Do you ever see something and have to have it right now?
NOW NOW, as in yesterday?
I had one of those moments when I saw this lovely blog post...
Within 0.006 seconds of eyeballing that silky number, I was on the indie stitches website ordering the Cascade Skirt pattern by Megan Nielssen. Yes please.
As soon as this pattern arrived, all other projects were postponed in order to whip this one up. NOW NOW!
With only 3 pieces to contend with, it was just a matter of joining the dots really. A little cutting, sewing, pinking of seams, rolling of hem and we are done.
Within a couple of hours, a cascade skirt was born...And I had such high hopes.
Until I tried it on. Shit.
Turns out I'm not an amazonian, lusciously long legged woman.
Why didn't anybody tell me this before?
The high-low hem was totally unflattering on me.
Eek, Back to the workshop boys...
A little hem "reengineering" (Or a hack job similar to that of leather face) and phew! problem solved.
I shaved about 8 inches off the back of the skirt to even it up a bit and re rolled the hem. Ugh.
Now, I would love to have swanned down the street in the full cascadey goodness that this pattern intends however it just looked slightly mullet-ish on this stumpy frame, sometimes you've gotta know when to fold em'.
So the end result is a skirt that will get worn a jillion times this summer.
We had a lovely 27 degree day today which was perfect for a test run, this little number got worn on the regular Monday fruit & vege shop run and it was super dooper comfy. I think I'm in love.
|Note to self: Invest in comb...|
I can see many more cascades (er well its more of a trickling river now, let's face it) in my near future. Very floaty and feminine and good for all that slinky fabric in the stash.
Pattern: Megan Nielsen - Cascade Skirt from Indie Stiches (Thank you Caitlan!!!)
Fabric: Nylon/Viscose (If only there was such a thing as feel-o-vision)
Time: Around 2 hours
OH OH! And this is my 100th post!!!
Looks like its time for a giveaway :-)
Keep your eyes peeled peeps...