I sewed up the skirt quicker than ever, this is my 5th version and it's pretty ingrained in my memory now. The only changes I made were to sew the hem facing pieces on with a slightly larger seam allowance as I find the Moss mini a bit too mini, but the lengthened version just a tad to too long. I also stitched in the ditch to attach the waistband and hem facing, rather than hand sewing. Seriously, who out there is hand sewing that shiz, and why oh why?
The insides of the skirt are a bit of a mish-mash. I overlocked a few seams and then I temporarily broke my overlocker. Don't worry, it's in perfect health now. But, in a rage, I finished the rest of the skirt on the sewing machine. I really wish I had of remembered to reverse the pocket lining so that the heart fabric was right side up from the inside of the skirt.
My only issue with the skirt is some severe puckering at the waistband and hemband. I think the cord must have stretched out as I was sewing so I couldn't get it to fit the waistband and hem band pieces properly. I know I could have gathered the pieces in a bit more but I just didn't have the patience for it. I've never been a perfectionist and I'm not going to change now. In the future, I must remember to stay stitch my skirt pieces.
Not much more to say about this skirt. Despite the puckers, I hope it gets as much wear as my Denim Moss. It debuted today at my nieces birthday party (here's the horsey part). For my nieces birthday I made her a gathered elasticated skirt. My sister told me to think horse when looking for a gift. I couldn't find any horsey fabric in store so I went online. There are so many horse themed fabrics on Spoonflower but my favourite was this one: "All the pretty little horses". I love that its mostly grey but with some really lovely pick, yellow, orange tinges.