It all started when I made the Odette from Sewing Workshop. I had enough fabric left over to make something else. Not pants. OK. A skirt.
Even though I usually feel frumpy in skirts. Even though skirts require special undergarments. Even though this fabric is one of those cheap pontes - the kind with lots of polyester, instead of rayon.
Yep, this piece was snake-bit from the get-go.
Finally I sewed it up. It's a fun pattern because Katherine Tilton gives instructions for overlapping side seams continuing into the machine stitched hem with a double needle.
But then I tried it on and I did not feel fun.
I really, really wanted this to be successful.
DH and I decided it was too long. So I cut it off and nipped it in. For a knits-only pattern, it has a lot of ease.
Lessons learned: I can ruin good fabric but I cannot fix bad fabric. See those puckered seams? I tried everything to create straight vertical lines: new needle, slight zig-zag stitch, cotton thread, steam pressing with a press cloth so the ponte would not melt.
Such a dis-a-ponte-ment.