EEK! I can’t believe I cut the fabric too short. I thought I had measured and measured and measured. Somehow I messed up. Now I have to shorten the pattern leg length some more so the pattern can be laid out! This is part of the fabric stash I bought at the estate sale for $10 so I am not too upset. The length of this 45″ wide piece was something like 7 yards. I screwed up and cut what I thought was the amount of fabric I needed. (I will use the ill gotten cut fabric for something else.) The remaining fabric will work as long as I shorten the leg length on the pattern another inch or so. I am 5’1″ and my legs are very short. I am making the red split skirt in the middle so it shouldn’t be too much a problem.
The project is really a muslin and a horrid color so the length does matter too much. I only intend wearing it around the house. I don’t think the split skirt is is going to look very good on me. I am an “A” shape and the gathers might just emphasis my too big derrière. Too bad, I want to wear this. I am going to make the vest in some kind of “loud” fabric which will draw the attention to my upper body. It will be the person looking at me wearing the outfit, not me, who has the problem. Sometimes you just have to do what you want to do.