So in my previous post I was thinking about not taking the skirt/top/dress zip together garment I made as one of my convertible pieces. I was annoyed with it at the time, but even looking at just the words I used in the post I immediately knew exactly what the issue was. It had no lining. So obvious I’m impressed I missed it.
I took photos, but they were dreadful. So I drew a picture instead.
So, after wearing the skirt for a full day, I’ve decided what I need to do to fix the issues.
- Re-stitch the zip so it’s actually invisible
- Fix the pockets so they lie flat
- shape the side seams so the skirt has some shape rather than just being a non-commital tube of fabric.
- Add lining (I’m thinking of stealing the lining from another skirt)
Easy. I’ve got… 18 days until I leave. I’m sure I can have it done by then.
By the way, the pattern is from Lekala, it’s Dress With Raglan Sleeves #4160. I’m not affiliated with or sponsored by Lekala, I just want to give them a shout-out. They provide custom fitted pdf patterns based on your measurements for under $3. The instructions can be a little hit and miss, but overall they have some fabulous stuff, including some free patterns to try out. I have an amazing pair of shorts I’ve made from one of their patterns that fit like nothing I’ve ever encountered before.
So I made all these changes and even though I love the results, I’ve decided not to take this dress with me to Europe. I’m wearing it today at work and I think although it has the versatility I’m after, it’s not really a practical travel garment, since the functions if fulfils are served better by other items I’m taking. Even without this dress, I’ve still got well over a thousand outfit variations, so I’m not worried.
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