|I made that!|
I made my first real skirt from a real pattern. This is from Simplicity 1717, an Amazing Fit pattern. I bit off way more than I could chew, but I chewed it anyway.
I followed a sewalong tutorial hosted by the fabulous Mimi G. Even though her tutorial was for a much more basic pattern (that I should have followed but, you know, didn't) I was able to learn a lot about basic pattern use. The skirt fits just the tiniest bit funny, and I stopped following the tutorial and told myself that I could figure out how to finish the lining, so that turned out a bit wonky too. This pattern probably would take a normal sewist about 2 hours to complete. It took me a little over a month, between bouts of fibro pain and exhaustion and possibly more excruciating bouts of seam ripping. I am so proud of this little skirt, and when I wore it out the other day, received compliments on it from people I didn't even know! So I guess that's definitely a win. I already have more fabric to make a few more of this same pattern!
P.S. I'm working on taking better pictures. Hopefully living in a place that has natural light that isn't consistently filtered dirty grey will help.