Skirt of many, many, many, many gores progress.

Don't you hate it when you are putting on your girdle, but you can't see the hook and eyes because your boobs get in the way...?

Come on, don't act like I'm the only one!

Welp, I'm almost finished with the 12 gored skirt.

I almost didn't have enough fabric for the skirt. I had to redo the layout of some of hte pieces. It was one giant puzzle, but no piecing, yay! I marked each piece VERY carefully so I wouldn't have any mess ups. Once I started sewing it it went together fairly quickly.

I would have posted images sooner, but Aunt Flow came for her visit and I couldn't fit into the skirt! Yay water weight gain! Four days later, I was able to fit into it.

This garment is what I would call a 'only wear under right conditions' skirt. The pleats are sewn down over the bum and abdomen making it very form fitting and I didn't add much ease. But I do look cute in it, thanks to foundation garments. All I have to do on it now is add a hook and bar closure at the waist, and hem the skirt about 1/2".

Once I make my ticking girdle that nips my waist more, I'll look super hot!

On another note, how is everyone doing with their Make & Mend projects. I have one more to do, the make something for someone else.

The good news is, I'm making a mother and daughter apron for a friend. The bad news is, all the supplies won't be here until next month. Crumbs. Also, I've gotten a couple of emails form ladies suggesting more time, so I'm going to extend Make & Mend through August so people have more time.

If you haven't started yet, now there is no excuse. Get to mendin'!

6 comments:

  1. Doesn't it seem like life always gets in the way? I still have a week or so to at least get started on my 1930s apron repurpose. I have been waiting for my next paycheck to get the interfacing I need to reinforce it.

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  2. Ha! Yes, my boobs routinely get in the way of fastenings and just plain seeing things I need to see so I don't trip. Drat it.

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  3. Haha! At least I know *I'm* not the only one that happens to! I usually have to look in a mirror to hook mine. My boobs get in the way of everything...

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  4. Actually, I'm super grateful to you for Make and Mend month. I fixed A TON of my clothes, including my favorite white skirt. The best part is that they were all tiny, stupid, 5 minute fixes that I'd just been too lazy to do. Thanks for making me think twice!

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  5. Aw Lisette,
    Thats makes me feel great! Thanks! Im so glad everyone is getting use out of it. I fixed a ton of stuff too, and it only took an hour or two.

    Isnt it amazing how we tend to get over our mending hump and realize how easy it is once we get the motivation?

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  6. YAY!!!! I am so excite that you extended till August. I am going to be able to do this for sure now. Thanks!!!

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