Stylearc Taylor Knit Skirt
I was drawn to Stylearc's Taylor Knit Skirt as soon as it was released. My attraction to all things stripes is starting to get out of control and although this asymmetrical stripe design is not to every ones taste it certainly had my attention. I had some lovely striped ponti that I picked up from Backstreet Bargains which I immediately ear marked for this skirt and it was top of my list when my patterns arrived.
I cut it out to a size 8 which was perhaps my first mistake. I bought the wrong size. I should have gone for a 10. Working longer hours has resulted in a small amount of weight gain that I am yet to sort out, but has meant a jump in pattern size which I neglected to do. My second mistake was ignoring the pattern instructions. My fabric was one way stretch and cutting the stripes against the recommended stretch was not my wisest decision in hindsight. I have ended up with a skirt that unless I do loose some weight is really too small, even with a long top!
In summary, this skirt is best described as a wearable fail. Will I make it again? Well I might, in the correct size and fabric. I am not convinced though that midi skirts are my thing. I am not a big wearer of high heeled shoes and I think unless you are very tall, which I am not, they are best worn with heels.