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Posted on:6/24/05 6:35 PM
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CarolynGM said...
Very nice touch with the rounded flounces. The skirt looks like a good fit and good length.
6/24/05 6:47 PM
Princess Jenny said...
I love how feminine your skirt is. And it is such a pretty color on you, too. :) The flounces are so nice rounded---I may have to borrow this technique on some of the flounce skirt patterns I have. I have been wanting to do the serged elastic waist band, but how do you know how long to cut the elastic? I always make the casings and use the skinny elastic---but I like the method of application you used much better.
6/24/05 7:06 PM
AnneM said...
Thanks for sharing this idea on the flounce alteration! Your skirt came out very nicely.
6/24/05 7:47 PM
jlg said...
I love the rounded flounce. It's amazing what a difference that it makes.
6/24/05 8:22 PM
Hilary said...
How pretty! I love the rounded flounce, and I am going to try the dart idea for the back elastic treatment. Thanks!
6/24/05 8:28 PM
Patti B said...
Princess Jenny, I cut my elastic 5 inches shorter than my waist which is 2 inches shorter for my size than KwikSew lists on the pattern. I butt the elastic ends against each other and use a zigzag or joining stitch to sew them together and then serge onto the waist. This way there is no little bump where they overlap. Hmm, guess I'm picky about elastic!
6/24/05 8:35 PM
Princess Jenny said...
Thank you so much, Patti. :) I will have to give this a try.
6/24/05 8:36 PM
Deepika said...
Patii, what a great idea. The rounded flounces do look great and this is such a great way to change this pattern for a different look. I might have to copy you :)
6/24/05 9:48 PM
Lori V said...
Very pretty.
6/24/05 10:26 PM
flowermama said...
Great idea on the rounded flounces! I'm a sheep and will have to copy this too. :)
6/25/05 1:23 AM
Marita Kinnula said...
Oh, I love this skirt, you did very good, color is fabulous and the review is very well written, thank you!:-)
6/25/05 1:36 AM
JoleneF said...
Very pretty and very informative, thank-you.
6/25/05 6:57 AM
ryan's mom said...
This is a beautiful, flattering skirt on you. Thanks for the idea of using the darts with an elastic waistband application. One of the reasons I shy away from them is too much fullness which adds pounds to my figure. Thanks for that tip!
6/25/05 7:28 AM
JDpenelope said...
Too cute! Your review makes me want to try an elastic waist skirt again--this time with the right size. :-) The rounded flounce is a stroke of genius.
6/25/05 8:05 AM
Peggy L said...
Another sheep in the flock! Looks great!
6/25/05 9:24 AM
Cambric Tea said...
Hey that's clever! I really like your inspiration to round the flounce, it's very leg-flattering that way.
6/25/05 6:25 PM
Danvillegirl said...
Like the change you made with the flounce. Great idea. Skirt looks very nice on you.
6/25/05 7:20 PM
Katharine in BXL said...
Neat flounce alteration! Great idea! How very productive you are--you must be looking forward to traveling. I am literally sitting in a new version of this skirt; made today. I wasn't going to make another one because it would be my 4th, but thanks to your inspiration I can think about a 5th without getting too repetitive. Thank you!
6/26/05 10:44 AM
MaryBeth said...
I've been meaning to tell you how much I love your detailed flounce. Thanks for the great idea!
6/28/05 4:28 PM
Shirleyjoy said...
Cute touch with the rounded flounces. Looks wonderful!
8/19/07 10:35 AM
ukdame said...
Love the fit and color. I made my first flounce on a little dress for my DGD but as the edges of the soft seersucker were too difficult to get a tiny pressed edge I tried serging it in a contrast color. Luckily it came out OK. I would like to try this pattern. Would a double knit be too heavy? BTW I was curious as to what you are holding in the pic :)
5/2/10 8:46 PM
Patti B said...
ukdame, I think a doubleknit would be very nice but definitely use wider elastic than the 1/4 inch it calls for. Adding darts will help control the bulk, especially if your knit is heavier. I'm holding my camera -- didn't have a tripod then. ;-)
5/3/10 10:09 AM
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