When I go through my closet and get rid of things, there are always a couple of things I can't bear to part with yet. Because of that, I have a pile of older clothes waiting for me to do some type of refashion, and I still have some UFOs, even after finishing or pitching many of them a year or so ago. Since I'm really working on enjoying what I have (stash sewing and such), I'm going to try to do a weely or bi-weekly UFO finish or refashion. We'll see how long this lasts...
Here is my first entry - a wool pencil skirt. I've had the fabric for at least five years (one of my very first Sawyer Brook purchases) and the half-finished skirt for about three. I have no clue what the pattern is, but it's a straight-forward pencil skirt with some waist tucks and a narrow waistband.
Last night, all I had to do was add the waistband, zipper, and hems, and I was ready for church this morning.
Now here is my question - do you think it looks better with a top tucked or untucked? I don't have a very defined waist, and the waist I do have is quite high, so I feel like I look proportionally "off" a lot of times if I tuck in a top. I wore the skirt to church today with an untucked top, but I was a little sad it covered the tucks.
I think the proportion looks fine from the back - it's just the front where I feel like it looks super high-waisted
I was worried the pleats would make the skirt poof out over my belly area, but that's wasn't a problem.
Closeup of the tucks.
and super closeup of the fabric. Soooo gorgeous. I bought about a yard and a half of this before I knew much about fabric requirements for sewing different garments. I think it was a remnant and I had dreams of sewing a jacket... with 1.5 yards. Ha!! It took me several years to come to terms with the fact that I just didn't have enough fabric, and a skirt was the way to go.
So back to my question, do you think it looks better tucked or untucked? Am I just way too concerned with the position of my waist ?