Fabric: 1.25 yards of lightweight border print from Surinam, South America and lining
Pattern: McCalls 3341, View D, Size 14
Notions: 7" invisible zipper, thread
Time to complete: 4 hours
First worn: To work today!
Total price: $0.99 for the pattern, fabric was a gift
Wear again? Yes!
My husband was is Surinam, South America three years ago for my MIL's 60th birthday. I couldn't go because I was eight months pregnant at the time. When he came home he presented me with about four yards of a red/brown border print as a peace offering for leaving me and my daughter in the very pregnant state I was. He's been hounding me since then to make something with the fabric. Until now, I haven't been confident enough in my sewing abilities not to f@#$ it up. This pattern was really easy and I didn't even make a muslin since my changes to Butterick B5466 were very minimal. Although, in hindsight I need to remember to make adjustments for my long torso!
I even learned my lesson and inserted a lining right off the bat. Except that the skirt still bunches/catches with tights. I think it is because the lining I bought is cheap/manmade. I am such a cheap ass sometimes with regards to fabric and I need to learn that sometimes its worth spending the money for a quality garment. I think it will be better in the summer when I can wear it without tights.