Ever had one of those ah-ha moments? You know, when you just figured out the best solution ever to your little nagging problem?
One of those flashes of brilliance hit me just the other day.
I was busy sewing my circle skirt, (after those silly sewing four-legged sewing companions got bored and left the room long enough for me to actually cut out the skirt! and from your comments I see I'm not the only one with "helpful" sewing buddies).
Anyway, as I was saying. I was busy sewing my circle skirt and realized the fabric was a bit sheerer than I had anticipated.
Having a bit of a phobia about wearing see-through clothing (remind me to share one that embarrassing moment in fashion with you someday. ) I realized I'd have to wear a slip with this skirt.
Okay, so raise your hand if you want to wear a slip under a summer skirt. Nope, me neither.
"Ah-ha!" I thought. "I can just add a cotton lining. Just a partial lining so it doesn't get too heavy."
Dumb idea: I cut the lining using the pattern for the shorter version of the skirt and basted it to the waistline before adding the waistband. It qualifies as a dumb idea because the skirt no longer fell softly from the waistline.
I realized my mistake when I tried the skirt on. There was too much additional bulk due to the addition of a second circle skirt underneath the first one. I have enough hip-fluff already thank-you- very-much. The lining didn't need to be that full.
I'll just remove the lining completely and take my chances on the sheerness in the sunshine.