Hey guys, so this ones just a little post about one of my makes – the Tulip Skirt from Sew Over It.
As you can see I went for quite a bold colour. Its probably the first thing I’ve sewn in yellow!
- Nice shaping – pleats at front and darts at back
- Curved waistband and invisible zip
Problem – Too tight
The pdf pattern is fine although I always seem to struggle to fit projects made from pre-made patterns even when I go through all the measurements. This one was way too tight when I had sewn on the first waistband piece and so I unpicked it and hacked into the other waistband piece to create a ‘gusset’. I had to add about 6cm of fabric in! I released some fabric from the body of the skirt by decreasing the seam allowance on the side seams and letting a bit out from the pleats. Overall it worked out ok!
Has anyone else tried out this pattern? Did it fit well? I’d love to make it also in a comfy Ponte di Roma or in black suiting for a more formal but easy to wear item