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|Vogue Patterns: 7910 (MISSES' SKIRT) - Type:Skirts |
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|Fabric:||Wool Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
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MISSES'/MISSES' Skirts: Loose-fitting, flared skirt, below mid-knee length has seam variations and back zipper closure. A, B: waistband. C: side front pockets. I made view A for this review.
6-22. I made 16
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy! Very intuitive as well. No surprises.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The flare! This is the most flared of the three skirts in this pattern
I dislike that there is no provision for lining. Skirts need lining!
Outer shell: A grey - black balanced plaid, probably an acrylic / wool blend. I got this from the discount section at Fabricville, and at 4.00 CDN a meter all the fabrics there are listed as "unknown fabric. However, it shrinks when ironed and has a slight wool smell under the steam iron so I am guessing that is the correct blend. Inner shell: standard black lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Well, I broke my own rule about sticking to the suggested fabric by a-using plaid and b-using plaid on the bias! I just had to have a bias cut plaid skirt ever since seeing one I fell in love with at Tristan and Isolde's in the local mall but was a bit too tight for cash to buy. I thought to myself then that I would make one, I was just waiting for the right pattern. And along it came!
I made a lining from the pattern pieces. There is no lining and that is something all skirts need!
I buried my hook and eyes within the waistband. This meant making the band completely, hand finishing the openings to the hook and eye and tacking them down inside, then putting the waist on.
All the pieces are interlined with chiffon to add body and warmth. If you lived in Montréal going through the winter you would so this too! All the seam allowances then pressed open and tacked down with a loose stitch. Unlike skirt B which I reviewed as well, I attached the interlining to all the panels. The reason being is that bias cuts tend to stretch the longer they hang up. I was attempting to stabilize the fabric. To see one panel with the chiffon attached with chevron stitches click here. This was not necessary with skirt B as it was made from a stiffer bunch of fabrics and not cut on the bias. All I did there was baste it in, then sew the seam allowances down then rip out the bias stitches.
Here is a view of two of the chiffon back panels with chevron stitches attaching the chiffon to the outer shell of the skirt as well as here
For the hem I did what is better known in the RTW trade as "Bag a Jacket" but this was "bag a skirt". I would only try this with a skirt with an ordinary hem (nothing pleated or with vents etc...). I did this by first pressing up the required amount for the hem. Next, I took the lining and put it on the skirt such that the good side of each were facing each other and the "bad" side of the lining was facing me. Pin and sew to half the width of the hem. When that is done, remove your pins, flip the lining and put it in the skirt, lining everything up properly. Turn the skirt inside out with the lining facing out. Press the new hem flat and pin again. Turn back inside right. Press the outside from the bottom up while gripping the bottom to make the lining and the outside "marry" and equal and flat. This way the lining won't pull inside on the outside skirt. Next, pin the lining and the skirt together on the top. After that attach your waistband. Before you put the final stitches on the waistband give the skirt a shake and try it on to make sure there is no puckering on the bottom with the lining pulling up. If there is, grasp the bottom of the effected area, and smooth on an ironing board under a hot iron, and adjust in the waist. You should not have any of this if you allow the lining and eight on an inch hang over the seam that attaches it to the skirt hem. If you have a fairly stiff lining this will start forming naturally.
Here is a front view of the skirt
Here is a 3/4 view of the front
Here is a 3.4 view of the back
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I did, see my review of skirt B! I would definitely recommend it. It is a basic skirt that is only limited by your fabric selection, so it can be plain or fancy. I loved making this one in plaid because of the challenge that matching all the plaid stripes presented. I need more practice at this and it is a tricky thing to do, as those of you who have done it know. For those of you who are beginners or intermediates who have not worked with plaid DO NOT try to use plaid for this skirt, much less do it on a bias! Just use the suggested fabric and cut with the grain!
A great wardrobe builder that is do-able for all skill levels!
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