I can't stand it.
It's driving me crazy.
What was I thinking?
I ripped the skirt off of my silk dress. Yes, the silk dress I just finished and posted the other day. I love the top, but hate the bottom. I thought it would look better on, but I was wrong. I should know better, I'm really not happy about wearing gathers above my waist, and I know that. I keep hearing Heidi Klum's voice in my head saying, "It looks like there is a big butt hiding under there..." I thought on it all week, as we were camping and relaxing away from home. I even brought it along, hoping it would grow on me, and I'd have DH do the photo shoot at the campsite, along the lake. But, I couldn't bring myself to do it. DH agrees, the top is fantastic, the skirt, not so much. I can do better, dammit! Especially for a contest entry!
So, I thought and thought and thought. How do you retain a border print at the hem, but have a fitted waist? Since I didn't like the gathers, I knew that pleats would also be a no-no. I just happened to have a few patterns with me I was hoping to cut, and when I looked to them for inspiration, it nearly slapped me in the face. I have my answer, and I have the skirt removed from the dress, and I now know what to do.
I will report back tomorrow with the new and improved version! Keep your fingers crossed for me girls, I'm goin' in...