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Posted on:6/13/09 8:25 PM
Last Updated:6/14/09 5:10 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 13 people   
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MissCelie said... (6/15/09 8:13 PM) Reply
That is pretty fabulous Nancy! Go Burda with the trend setting!
persevering said... (6/15/09 11:56 AM) Reply
Your care and efforts to explain your procedures are very much appreciated. :)
Mahogany Stylist said... (6/14/09 8:31 PM) Reply
Great looking skirt. Your lapped zipper method is fawless.
valerie sews said... (6/14/09 7:59 PM) Reply
Beautiful skirt Nancy, and a reminder that simple classic shapes are ultimately the best. I love the green.
Em's Summer said... (6/14/09 7:15 PM) Reply
All versions look great, but I especially love the green paisley skirt! Great job!
Aixoise said... (6/14/09 5:34 PM) Reply
Nice job on the skirt; thanks for recommending the pattern. I couldn't get my mind around C. Long's vent lining instructions, either. I just "deconstructed" the vent assembly on some Talbot's tailored skirts and copied their method. I know I have good instructions somewhere in the piles of books and magazines. If I ever find them, I'll let you know.
maryfrana said... (6/14/09 3:59 PM) Reply
Such beautiful workmanship. Love this print too.
CynthiaSue said... (6/14/09 2:58 PM) Reply
beautiful craftsmenship. lovely lining. my jaw dropped at how good that lapped zipper is! the main link for your "composite" picture when you click on the thumbnail isn't working. but everything else is.
persevering said... (6/14/09 12:23 PM) Reply
Thanks for your review - especially for mentioning that you generally stabilize at the waist with this. All your skirts look great and I really like how you matched the pattern at the back zipper/seam (on your blog). Also the helpfulness or not of the book mentioned regarding the lining vent. Can you please advise from your experience, for the measurements of one's actual hips, which size you would suggest? (i.e. one's hips measurement = x in., therefore choose pattern's actual hip measurements y in., which equals x in. + ? in.)
Nancywin said... (6/14/09 10:06 AM) Reply
Twill tape is usually cotton or polyester tape that does not stretch. I like to buy the 1/4". A similar product is called Tailor's tape. I bought a HUGE roll from and it will last me about 2 lifetimes! You can buy it in smaller quantities in packages, but it is sometimes hard to find. I have also purchased smaller quantities on ebay.
Grammy Gin said... (6/14/09 10:03 AM) Reply
Thanks for the great review on your lovely, paisley pencil skirt. Your work is always impeccable, Nancy!
Rhonda in Montreal said... (6/14/09 9:36 AM) Reply
Hi!! What is "twill tape"? Does it come in a package?
morzel said... (6/14/09 8:52 AM) Reply
Nice skirt! Lovely fabric and great pattern matching at CB.
renren said... (6/14/09 8:34 AM) Reply
Sorry, forgot to tell you--the vent/lining technique was covered in the Skirts chapter of SB's Power Sewing. But yours looks perfect as is.
renren said... (6/14/09 1:23 AM) Reply
Sandra Betzina has a method of adding a vent to a skirt with lining. I've never done it but I remember reading about it. Nice skirt!
FreyaStark said... (6/14/09 0:50 AM) Reply
I love blue and green, and paisley, too!
LaVerneDee said... (6/13/09 11:43 PM) Reply
Fabulous skirt! I love the green paisley!
Christas said... (6/13/09 11:23 PM) Reply
Each one of your skirts looks so nice and fits you so perfectly.
khunter said... (6/13/09 9:36 PM) Reply
I absolutely love it . You do such a professional job!
Lori V said... (6/13/09 9:10 PM) Reply
This is such a pretty skirt, the fabric is gorgeous.
Schnauzer said... (6/13/09 8:36 PM) Reply
Very pretty skirt, Nancy!
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