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Is my fabric wide enough for Vogue 1310?
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Date: 9/6/12 8:02 PM

Vogue 1310

I have just over 5 yards of black crepe back silk satin in the stash which is 44 inches wide. I was thinking of buying Vogue 1310 to work on the skirt for my mother to wear on her birthday, but the pattern calls for 60 inch width fabric. I am concerned that because the skirt (or seemingly at the very least the bottom panel of it) is cut on the bias, I won't be able to cut it out.

It's such a great pattern for a semi-formal Sydney summer evening, with the right air of polish and relaxednes.s.
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Date: 9/6/12 8:08 PM

You have the perfect fabric for it. I haven't seen a fabric layout for this pattern, but I would guess you'd need to piece it.

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Date: 9/7/12 8:20 PM

Can you add a seam at the back? It'll make the bias hang better anyway.
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Date: 9/7/12 9:20 PM

As SewRuth says in her review, "There's only one seam in this skirt that spirals around the body".

To widen the fabric enough, I suspect that piecing, as Nancy says, would wind up being easier. Piecing has long been an acceptable technique for long bias skirts. You can see a good example here, especially if your computer lets you zoom waaaaay in to the knee/thigh area.




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Date: 9/12/12 1:40 PM

Thanks Nancy, mmcp and Elona for all your help! I have finally received the pattern. The poly fabric I have for my muslin is 60", so I will have a go assembling the skirt and having an idea about how it should look, before I tackle the piecing. That beautiful bridal picture gives me confidence that it will look all right.
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