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|McCall's: 3830 (Misses' straight skirts) - Type:Skirts |
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|Posted on:||5/2/13 6:20 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
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|Sarah over at Goodbye Valentino has graciously offered to host a 3 part sew along of my ribbon skirt beginning July 8. If you'd like to sew this fun, one of a kind piece please join us!|
June 22, 2013 update - For anyone wondering about the wearability of such a skirt, I'm pleased to say that after an entire evening of an hour in the car, dinner, much walking in the city and sitting through a 2 hour performance, it came through beautifully with nary a crease across the lap.
Pattern Description: Misses skirt in 5 lengths.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?The basic shape was the same.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes - extremely.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This is my TNT pencil skirt pattern.
Fabric Used:Kona cotton lining and rayon grosgrain ribbon.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I was inspired by this J McLaughlin ribbon skirt. It took a few different stores to find ribbon with subtle shade differences but these seemed to look pleasing together. The 1 1/2" wide ribbon was sewn on in overlapping layers with a wider width used for the waistline layer, rather like shingling a roof. I seem to have a penchant lately for "building" clothes rather than simply sewing them...maybe it's my construction background creeping in. The only other change I made to the pattern instruction was to move the zipper to the side seam rather than have to cut into the ribbon by installing it in the center back. One tip I would offer if anyone is inclined to try this is to cut out your skirt pattern at minimum one size larger than normal. Attaching the 14 rows of ribbon has the effect of ease stitching and it "shrinks" your skirt base.
Side seam matching
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I'm sure I'll sew this skirt pattern many, many more times, although one this fancy is plenty. It would be a great technique for a skirt for a child (and a lot less time consuming!)
Conclusion: I've nicknamed this one the "Spoleto Skirt". Charleston holds a major performing arts festival over 17 nights each spring and it is always an exciting time here. I'm so happy that my sister will be visiting from New York during the festival this year and we've already selected the performances we're going to attend. This should be a fun skirt to wear to one of them. I've paired it with my second Grainline Studios Archer shirt, this time in white tissue linen (my new favorite shirt, although it requires a cami.) If you haven't heard about this terrific shirt pattern yet, I highly recommend it.
Ribbon skirt with linen shirt
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