|Photo owned by Tilly and the Buttons
I just love how this skirt looks. On these people. I am struggling a little with the fit for my body type. The pattern allows for a hip that is 9 inches larger than the waist. Uh-oh. I am something more like 13 inches larger at the hip than the waist. And 13 feels so nice, I usually do about 14 just for good measure. There is a significant amount of junk in that trunk to deal with.
|Arielle skirt piece
It hasn't been hemmed yet, but this work in progress picture does give an idea of the shape. I also put in a zipper, but only really because my buttonhole function on my machine is currently acting up. I'll put at least fake buttons on it because I think it is part of what drew me to this skirt.
|Image from http://www.blogforbettersewing.com
|Photoshopped full skirt
In other news, when I am not sewing, I read a lot. I have gotten some great recommendations from blogs I read, so I thought I'd pass one on. Right now I've started The Mortal Instruments book one City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I am well aware that I am not likely their target demographic since this is young adult fiction, but it hasn't stopped me from enjoying the first half of the first book. I am excited that if I like it, there are 5 more books in the series to read.
I only have one complaint about the book so far. The author has her characters biting, chewing or gnawing on their own lips a lot. So much so that it is distracting. "She bit her lip and answered him." "He chewed his lip and stood up." It must have happened about 30 times in the first half of the book. Get these people some chapstick.
More on the Arielle skirt in the next post - so.. until next time!