Mae isn’t what she used to be. She’s a brand new girl. The side zip turned out great. The length is perfect for the skirts I’ve made recently. She goes particularly well with Elsbeth. Sewing the side seams up a bit further to make the armhole better causes a bit of pull across the back. Still looking for different ideas for this. Fabricwise it’s okay. The seersucker isn’t as opaque as I’d like, but making this fully lined by sewing and matching all of the darts would take a lot longer than I have. It isn’t really a problem as far as my bra showing through, but the facings are very noticeable. I’m already trying to decide what other substrate would work well. Maybe I will lower the neckline by about a mile too. Every picture I’ve seen online has had the neckline roughly where the facing ends (3″ or 4″ lower). Could that also be caused by sewing up the sides? Maybe I’ll have to open them a bit and see.
My Berry Ripple Skirt is less pleasing. The stripes and texture are great, but it isn’t very flattering and possibly just isn’t my style. Good to know, but it might have been better to know before I spent forever crocheting it, again and again. Maybe I’ll finally learn to knit before next year’s Outfit Along.