|Unfinished Skirt at Stitches|
I started this skirt back in October, after I got some yarn from Nicole in exchange for dog-sitting. Following the Carnaby Skirt pattern, which is gorgeous, and I had been looking for an excuse to make a similar skirt, and here was this lovely yarn!
I added 4 stitches to the skirt to increase the length by one box-stitch repeat, and did 17 repeats of the pleats, but when I blocked it, it ended up being 6-8 inches too long around the waist.
I tried to fix this by only attaching one button, hoping that it would curve out and work well. It didn't, but I wore it to the second day of Stitches WEST anyway, because I could, but never wore it again.
With the advice I got from my SnB-ers at Stitches, I decided to add some extra single-crochet rounds to the top to make it fit better. The pattern had already called for two, so on going back, I started with the third, in which I did a single-crochet-2-together stitch in the center of each pleat.
I followed this with another single-crochet only band. Then, on the next row, I did a single-crochet-2-together at each end, and also did a chain-1 and skipped a stitch to make an extra button-hole. Ending on another single-crochet only band, I added the buttons, and I absolutely love the result. Fits beautifully!