Not A Bargain
First this is the second version of Butterick 5038. My DD loves the simplicity of this dress. I am working on two more versions for her. Will post soon.
At the end of last summer, my girlfriend and I went shopping in the Bronx, New York . I bought four skirts size -3X for $5.oo each. The designs and color of the fabrics ( cotton) caught my attention. I knew that I would be able to re-work the fabrics and make it work.
Well, that was a big mistake. The fabrics were so off grain and distorted, it's just not wort it!
First of all the construction was deplorable. The waist was self-faced without interfacing, the zipper was sewn without interfacing the area to provide stability. I removed the self faced waistband removed the zipper and proceeded to cut the skirt down to size. I then interfaced the zipper area and inserted a centered zipper, I applied a peter sham waistband. Unfortunately, after all of this work, I realized that the hem was uneven. Although the design at the bottom of the skirt lines up, the skirt does not drape well. See the photos below. The back view the skirt is longer on the left side, the front view it appears to be ok in the photo, but in reality the right side is shorter.
What is your opinion?
Oh well on to the next project until I figure out my next move.