Second thoughts

I’ve loved this skirt for awhile, found this fabric and thought it perfect for it. 

 
Once i began to sew it, i realized it was too dark to really show off the smocking.  Also, the instructions state that the smocking takes up the fabric width-wise at a ratio of 2:1 but i feel that’s much too generous.  What’s more, the smocking gives the waist some elasticity even though i used embroidery thread and not elasticized thread.  I tried resizing it it four times before concluding that i will never be able to give the skirt a more defined waistline.

Before making it, I had already worried i would not have a proper shirt to wear with it because of its high rise and the fact it’s meant to be shown off.  Now that it’s done and i wasn’t able to give it the definition it deserves, i find it even harder.  I still love the fabric but sadly, i might have to rethink the design. 

  

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