One of my greatest strengths and greatest weaknesses is that I generally think I can do anything. In the sense that I’ll see something and say “Oh I could do that.” And I generally think I can do anything with no instructions.
So I saw this pin (I’ve seen the concept before, but decided I wanted to do it this time).
I figured it’d be nice for summer so I set out and got some fabric and a t-shirt, because I’m not arm-confident.
I actually did follow the instructions! But it was not flattering.
It looked nice on the hanger!
But I realized that this look just wasn’t flattering on me. I think several factors contributed. I think that I left the waist too low, the shirt was too big. I also think the fabric of the long, big skirt was too heavy for the t-shirt.
Again, terribly unflattering. Too much fabric. I do well with fitted clothes, so chop chop chop some more. I can’t even re-create the process for you in a sensical way.
I just pinned it while I was wearing it in a pencil skirt shape and sewed it til it made sense to me. I did make sure to not make it too small. Measure twice cut once and all of that.
The beauty of sewing or crafting or life in general is that you can start on a path, but if it’s not working for you, just make it up as you go.