I may need some help to determine if this make is going to be a contender for Fail February or not. Friends, please help!
I had pretty good luck with the Colette Zinnia Skirt since I wear the heck out of the olive green chiffon one I made for Cali Fabrics. I also am enjoying my linen blend Maritime Shorts as the fabric is cute yet neutral and works well for a bottom weight fabric.
I thought two rights would make a FANTASTIC and paired the Colette Zinnia Skirt with that same linen blend fabric.
Now I can’t decide if this is an “OK enough” or just a plain FAIL.
You see, the linen, even after washing this bad boy 3-4 times, is still pretty stiff, thus making the bottom of the pleats jut out at all angles, especially over that booty.
I pressed and re-pressed that darn fabric and I can’t for the life of me get those pleats to look better. I was skeptical about the pleats to begin with (as I made my chiffon overlay gathered instead of pleated for my first Zinnia) and I wonder if I should have trusted my gut.
Sure, it’s got a nice twirl-factor…
… not to mention much needed pockets….
…but really, does it look as bad as it does in my head? Or do these photos prove that I can get away with wearing this and no one will notice the ill pairing of this fabric with this pattern?
Dear sewists (and non-sewists), please tell me your honest opinions! I’m all (r)ears!!