So yesterday I showed you my “practice run” on the GBSB box pleat skirt.
Today’s the day for you all to see the “real deal” which is my sister’s tartan version. This post will mostly let the pictures do the talking!
My practice run was actually useful because after coming to the conclusion that I’d rather it was a size smaller, I made this one a size smaller than my sister’s measurements would have indicated. And it fits lovely (which was a huge relief!)
This skirt took me three evenings as opposed to the two my own one took me. Any guesses as to why? Oh, the fact that I caused myself such a massive job with all the pattern matching!?!
Of course first I cut the fabric out in order for it to match, which takes longer. And then I spent two evenings matching those goddamn stripes! But, yeah, it was worth it! This is the side seam with no zip in:
I actually recut the waistband because with the first one I cut, I totally didn’t think about how it’d match. Second go, I cut it extra long so that I could shift it along until it matched. That saved a bit of time!
And then I spent hours in front of the telly, tacking and untacking, tacking and untacking… until the patterns matched as perfectly as they were going to!
The skirt has a lapped zip. I’m pretty impressed with my pattern matching across the zip!
And it’s on a curve, too!
And finally this is the back. I have to say I think the pattern lends itself well to the tartan. Pleats and tartan – just meant to be, isn’t it?
How’s my pattern matching at the back? 😛
I hope my sister treasures it, because I won’t be making one again! At least that’s what I thought just after I finished it. Now time’s passed and the pain is wearing, I’m changing my mind; I might make another one day. A bit like having babies, haha!