Last week I shared my progress with my skirt and by now I should have it finished, and be wearing it. But no. As I was getting onto the final stages where I could try it on, I realised it was going to be too big for me. I thought I'd be able to get away with it, but actually it's far too large. I measured the waist and found it was much larger than I expected. Checking the measurements on the pattern packet I realised the reason - I had cut a size too big. Argh! What a stupid mistake.
I thought it might look okay sitting a bit lower on my hips, but actually it looks very unflattering - not sure how well the photos show this, but it really is too big.
See how much nicer it would look if it was the right size?
All that remains to be done on the skirt is to hem it, but since I know I won't be wearing it in its current state, I don't feel particularly inclined to do so. I don't want to have an unfinished item, but I haven't decided what the best course of action would be - finish it and leave it languishing in the cupboard? Finish it and give it to someone? I would like to try and make it fit me, but due to the construction of the skirt waistband I don't know how best to alter it - I don't think my skills are up to it yet. I've also considered taking it to a proper alterations shop to get it done. It's so frustrating when something you've been working on turns out to be a disappointment. Sigh....