I have no patience for anything, so instead of measuring my body like I was SUPPOSED to and SHOULD have, I thought I'd just take a skirt of mine that already fit good and trace that. So I cut it out and started sewing. Half way through the bobbin thread ran out and it took me about a good half hour youtubing videos on how to change that crap out before I could finish sewing.
After I got that done, I finished the skirt and went to try it on. Lo and behold the gosh darn thing wouldnt fit over my big ol' butt and hips!!!! Pissed off, I started over.
I measured myself and cut out the fabric. I sewed it, tried it on, and it barely fit- which was fine because once I got it over my love handles it fit on my waist perfectly. So to add the final touch I wanted to lay the lace over the skirt and sew that on as an outer layer of the skirt.
Once I finished the lace I tried it on. IT DIDN'T FIT ANYMORE. I wanted to die!!!!! I didn't realize until I was finished that the lace wasn't going to stretch over my hips. I have now learned to never waste your money on fabric to try and make yourself something useful when you can just buy it for less at forever21.
I threw everything away.