new skirt

Okay, I swear, I still have plans to sew Butterick Retro ’52 B4790 before Spring settles in. BUT FIRST… I finally found the black, stretchy twill-like fabric that I’ve been looking for to make into one of the knee-length skirt options of Simplicity 5259. Now, while this might be easy-peasy for some of you sewers and seamstresses* out there, it’s still a bit of an endeavor for me. I only have two completed skirts under my belt, uh, no pun intended, and this will be the first one that I don’t plan to shortcut, and will actually use the interfacing on.

Once I’m done with the skirt, wouldn’t those capris look sweet in a red-and-white gingham, with patch pockets?

*I was going to make a joke about seamsters, but it turns out to be an actual, though archaic, word for a tailor.

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3 responses to “new skirt

  1. Melissa

    I made that butterick one well I should say that I tried to make it. It was my first attempt at sewing a complete garment. I had to hide it from myself so I wouldn’t feel the guilt of doing such an incredibly poor job. It was of course my fault and not the patterns. It all started with dollar bin fabric, I can’t say for sure that that is where it all went wrong but it is easier to blame the poor defenseless fabric that to take responsibility myself. I will make it over again, I might have to buy the pattern again just so I don’t inherit the obvious gremlins that came inside the last pattern. Good luck, I hope your turns out way better than mine.

  2. Nora

    You can do it! Black and stretchy material will hide a multitude of sins. Make it snug! – I think stretch material looks weird with too much ease sewn in. Here’s a great tutorial I just came across for bubble-free zip insertion, if like me you find the zipper the most stressful part:
    http://thesewingdivas.wordpress.com/2007/02/05/centered-zipper-application-one-method/
    The Sewing Divas rule.

  3. Thanks for sharing that great link, Nora! My plans for the skirt most certainly don’t include much ease… I’m going for wiggle effect with this one. :)

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