Olivia was in need of 2 black midi length skirts as part of her uniform for her upcoming aspirancy program as a Passionist Nun. It's not exciting sewing for sure but it was a great opportunity to try out both widths and see what we like better. With the exception of the fullness, these skirts are identical in construction having elastic back waists, flat fronts, inseam pockets, a deep machine sewn blind hem, and use the same fabric. The fabric is a polyester/rayon blend suiting from Joann Fabrics.
First I want to show you pictures on the hanger. And by the way, photographing black skirts isn't actually all that easy. I am still wishing for a real camera some day. So take a look and see which appeals more to you. And keep in mind that while these are black midi length skirts this style can just as easily be made in cottons, rayons, chambrays, etc in any length desired.
Ignoring lighting issues, I prefer the 2 times width on the hanger. How about you?
Now let's look at them on Olivia and see what you think. She is wearing them with a t-shirt just for simplicity.
|2 times width|
|1-1/2 times width|
So now I have no idea which one I prefer. I think that the 1-1/2 times is probably better. It's a bit lighter feeling and therefore more comfortable for her. She feels better in the 1-1/2 also. I think the 2 times looks very nice on the hanger and pretty good on, but if we had to make another we'd make it only 1-1/2. How about you?
(P.S. Thank you for your prayers for my brother-in-law. The tumor has not spread and is holding steady. In fact, we get to wait 3 months this time until next MRI and follow-up.)