Catharsis

My first skirt! If you don’t count the abominations my girl scout troop collectively made in 4th grade. We all wore those shapeless sacks to school on the same day and I wish I hadn’t gone along with the idea because that skirt was so ugly and I was so embarrassed and uncomfortable.

Let the healing from that indignation begin by reveling in our own autonomy. Nearly 30 years later I’ve made a skirt whose fabric and pattern I selected myself with much more positive results.

I even get to decide for myself when to wear it!IMG_7828

Pattern: Everyday Skirt by Liesl + Co.
Size: Medium:
Fabric: Alison Glass Petals in Eggplant from Hawthorne Threads

This is my first time working with a border fabric. They’re so pretty. I wasn’t sure, though, what to do about the hem. I didn’t want to lose any of the border, but it seemed weird to not hem at all. A cursory google search revealed no quick or obvious solution so I cut the pieces out less the 2″ hem and decided I would deal with a hem later if it needed one for weight or wear by adding and folding over a(nother) border.

Not hemming meant having to find a way to deal with side seam selvages that would usually be encased therein. Mitered flat-felled seams seemed to do well enough.

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I would have preferred solid eggplant pockets, but I didn’t have enough fabric. They’re fine with some pattern peeking out.

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It still feels weird to not hem. My 4th grade girl scout troop leader would be appalled.

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