After my last complicated project I needed something easy. Why not make a straight skirt using my TNT (tried ‘n true) pattern (that’s Burda Magazine 07-2008-127)? That should be easy.
Except that the fabric had a large pattern on it, and it was a diagonal pattern. Tricky to match at the seams. He who cooks thought the fabric would make a nice tea towel. It was cotton, but the spandex wouldn’t really have helped with drying dishes..
I played around a bit, trying to match the pattern and then had a brain wave. Why not eliminate all the seams except the back one?
Instead of cutting out two pieces, I joined the two pieces and cut out one:
Six darts instead of four, not tapered back in at the bottom, and no side seam (but no need for pattern matching either)!
Amazingly, the back seam almost perfectly matched. That fabric must have been designed with my hip size in mind! (excuse the wrinkles, it was after lunch..)