An old boss once likened me to a Highland terrier: once I get my teeth into something and start worrying away at it, I won’t let go…
I sat there last night, knitting away at a sock, with the Peggy skirt in my peripheral vision, taunting me.
I had made such a good job of that zip!
The pockets were bound with the loveliest orange dotty bias tape!
The pleats were so cute!
Couldn’t I make it work? Somehow?
So I set aside my sock and picked up my scissors…
I shortened it by 8 inches.
I tapered away the excess fabric from the side seams, losing about 6 inches from the hips and a total of 9 inches from the hem circumference.
I realigned the pockets to lie flatter.
This morning I finished the hem with more dotty bias tape and attached the waistband.
And pinned the tabs in place – ooh! I like those tabs!
There was some dancing :D
I even cracked out a bright lipstick to celebrate the occasion.
Pattern: Peggy Skirt by Bluegingerdoll, heavily modified, approx size 6.
Fabric: 2 metres of organic fairtrade denim from deep stash, purchased from here several years ago. Absolutely buttery soft but super-sturdy in rich almost cobalt blue – yum!
Other: metal zip; denim sewing machine needles; orange dotty bias binding from here; scraps of navy and white dotty cotton for pocket and tab linings, from stash; and thread. I have ordered some navy vintage buttons, but they are not here yet: hence the pins!
Already blogged to death.
Much more trouble than it should have been, due to my mismatch of fabric and pattern.
YAY! I HAVE A PEGGY-ish SKIRT!!
I also have a new pair of Doc Marten Chelsea Boots… shazzam!
Can you tell I am pleased?!
Don’t forget I have a giveaway for this pattern! I absolutely love this skirt but I won’t be making another one and the pattern deserves a happy (curvier?) home. If leaving your contact details on the blog disturbs you, send me an email to: ruknits at yahoo dot co dot uk
I keep that address for blog-use only, and I sometimes forget I have it, but I promise to look there when the giveaway ends on 14 February at midnight (UK time). Good luck!