Denim Moss

You know that quick project I started last Friday?  I finished it over the weekend and took pictures at the same time as the top.  So, same main picture for the post.  Lazy? Umm yes.  But also, I realized that I was so focused on getting good sweater pics that I forgot to get good skirt ones…

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The pattern is the Grainline Studio Moss skirt.  A basic mini, really.  I was afraid it might be too short but since I’m short too, it’s just the length I was looking for.  I wear flats a lot and I find either short or ankle length skirts to work best.  The pattern is well drafted and the instructions are good.  Very professional look to it.  Fabric is denim with a Wonder Woman accent in the pockets.  But since the pockets are caught in the center front seam, they will always be hidden.  I had the hardest time getting this picture!

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I had a few issues when sewing.  For one, I started running out of topstitching thread and had to switch to only one line of topstitching instead of the two I wanted (I’m not close enough to any fabric stores to just run out and get some).

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(Sorry for the cat hairs.  I tried to get them off but they’re sticky.)

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Second, is the waistband.  I was so careful aligning the skirt edges at the zipper so that it would be even.  And then. I sewed on the waistband and it was uneven.  What?

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See?  If I try to pull it so that it’s even I get weird bunching/rippling.

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And third is the stinking buttonhole.  I always get this bulk at the waist seam because of all the seam allowances hanging out together.  No matter how carefully I grade them, I always have this bulk.  My buttonhole foot hates it.  I think it took me half a dozen tries to get this one done!  And don’t look too closely at it…

I kind of wish I’d added patch pockets on the back.  And… do you see some weird bulging in front?

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(I know, my hand is in my pocket.  That doesn’t help matters.) M doesn’t see anything but I do.  Mostly when I move around.  I’m wondering if it might be a pocket issue.  The inside of the pocket has a denim part and a lining part.  Maybe the denim adds too much bulk?  I don’t know.  Regardless of those issues, I think this skirt will be getting a lot of wear.  And I’m already planning a grey corduroy one, maybe one with pockets!

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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