Well, that was eye-opening. I made this blue skirt probably 4 years ago, when I was trying to build a professional wardrobe out of clearance-bin stash and optimism. It’s Butterick 5466, View E.
I love the color, it’s a linen-look fabric, and I’ve always thought of it as a standard, go-to pencil skirt.
And I just now saw the photos of the back. No joke, I’m deep-sixing this skirt right away. The back seams pucker everywhere, the front facing creates a visible line through the fabric, and I’m horrified that I’ve been wearing this for years.
So, this is less of a reflection, and more of a farewell to my blue pencil skirt. I hope someone at the thrift shop falls for you, buddy. And, in honor of bad fashion decisions I’ve made as a result of sewing blindness (you know, where you made it, so you’re blind to its flaws?), I offer this homage of pencil skirt doom:
So, I was wondering if blogging my creations would be helpful, interesting, or a waste of time and a total vanity project. A few days in, and it’s already changing the way I see my wardrobe, and also my final creations. This is getting interesting!