I only need to fasten one hook if I am wearing it over a skirt or pants. I tried this over leggings and it looked best with all of the hooks done. I do want to sew some "skinny" pants and more narrow short skirts, too.
Because it is a sweater fabric, it hangs better if I wear it over wovens. If you know me, you recognize this skirt sewn from Roberto Cavalli fabric a couple years ago. In fact everything except the leggings were sewn by me! That is a great feeling. I do need to alter that skirt, though. I've lost a bit of weight and it needs to be narrowed and shortened (today I wore it with the waistband rolled over just like I wore my skirts in high school).
No sewing for me this weekend, I am taking a break from other hard work. Yesterday I took a machine mastery class at Bear's Paw and I met some really fun women. In fact I had a LOT in common with one woman who is my vintage who also majored in music, works in IT now (with SAP, too!!) and has a daughter who graduated from SMCM. It was really fun. There are 6 classes in all and I will take as many as I can, just for the fun of hanging out with other sewing fans. In fact, they were also having a Bernina My Label class while we were there for the machine mastery class. I was wearing the jacket I sewed based on the BML Three Quarter Length Coat. I really enjoyed sharing it with them and meeting new people.
I also heard a story on the radio about how poorly Baltimore is regarded around the world because of the image portrayed on The Wire.
Well, I love it. Baltimore is a great city.