I am a big fan of Jenny Gordy and the clothes she sells under her Wiksten label and was really excited when Stitch Magazine published her Tulip Skirt pattern. I was also really excited to see that Martha from UNIFORM Studio had a skirt pattern in the same issue. I knew I wanted to make both.
I’ve only sewn one thing for myself since I started sewing again. I have accrued a few patterns I’ve been wanting to try out, but I suppose one of the reasons why I rarely sew cloths for myself any longer is that I never know how the final garment will fit. Case and point: the Tulip Skirt. I love the way this skirt looks on the hanger, but on me, it just isn’t very flattering. I like the tailored look of the pleats, but the skirt I made poufs out in the back in all the wrong places. It is still wearable if I out a sweater over it to weigh down the back.
The directions were somewhat confusing, so I ended up adjusting the placket a bit and did a top stitch to keep the inside of the waistband from looking too unsightly. Perhaps if I would have known there were mistakes in the pattern and searched for the corrections, it would have turned out better. I suppose I should give it another shot to see if the corrected instructions address some of the issues I have with the fit of the version I made. If anything, if all went well, my confidence level for sewing adult clothes would boost tenfold.