Whoo Hoo! Okay, it's not perfect, but I learned a lot. And the skirt is unbelievably comfortable. Here's the skirt in action. (Yes, I'm wearing tights in June - summer in San Francisco - what ya gonna do?)
I also enjoyed using up a leftover scrap of fabric to make a cute waistband lining.
So this was fun. To be honest, at first I didn't see what was the big deal with this pattern. Why were people raving about a tube skirt? But now that I've worn it, I love it. Here's why:
- It has no elastic or closures but it stays put.
- It's neither tight nor loose.
- Like I said, it's not perfect, but to me it looks finished enough to wear outside the house.
- Easy to fit
- Cute knits are cheaper than most wovens, AND you don't need as much fabric.
- The overlock stich is kind of cool. It was exciting to see something that almost looked professional. However, it's soooo slow. I totally want a serger now.
- The double needle stitch is pretty easy and straightforward. I was kind of nervous about that part.
- The stitches started making more sense to me when I adjusted the stitch width. Super narrow (0.5)for zigzag, 2.5 for the double needle, and 4 for the overlock. Once I made these changes, the stitches start looking how I imagined they would.