I bought "Sew U" by Wendy Mullin and am just learning how to sew. This is my first project using a pattern since junior high. Its the pattern for the A-line skirt in the "Sew U" book.
Well.... scroll down for this SAD/funny story.
Found the fabric at Walmart (sorry- I don't USUALLY shop at the devil but I had a gift certificate) The shiny-asian thing caught my eye.
No alterations to the pattern, just used the "medium" size.
I thought I was super cute with my little brown knee-socks and new brown shoes.
Not perfect by any means but pretty damn good for me!
I was pretty much bouncing around the house super-proud of myself!!!
But, alas, my aversion to shiny asian stuff may have been my demise. I noticed the fabric was quite prone to- how do you say it?- shredding? Anyways, I wore my beautiful new skirt to work and about half way through the day......
I couldn't believe it. The butt seam just came undone. I have no idea how long I was walking around with my butt out. Of course it was a big ol' hole, and I was wearing a thong. I work with all guys too so I don't know that if someone actually noticed if they would tell me- they might be too embarassed. Not like a girl- she'd be sure to tell you right away. I tied a sweater around my waist for the rest of the day. It sucks though!!!
I was soooo proud. And I was SOOOO looking forward to wearing it through the holidays.
Funny thing is, this is not the first time I have split the butt seam on a piece of clothing
(remember miss pisces?)
Upon closer inspection it definitely was the fabric and not the sewing.
Could you guys help a newbie out? Any suggestions on the (obvious) fabric problem? There's probably a way to make the fabric not do that I'm sure. Or a way to tell if the fabric is prone to this type of thing?
Another question I had is regarding the darts. They kinda poked out. Any suggestions on how to prevent/fix that?
Thanks in advance! Any comments/questions/critiques/suggestions welcome.