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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> BV6859 (1954 Gypsy Skirt)

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Posted on:4/29/09 8:24 PM
Last Updated:5/2/09 2:29 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 10 people   
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Oceanpeg said... (5/5/09 10:32 AM) Reply
The 20 hours included seperating the 12 Winget fabric squares and rejoining them together and running the rick rack down across the seams side on the right side of the fabric. They were on 2 pannels that had only 2 across and were in 3 rows down for the total of the 6 squares which I put into one running horizontal row. Sorta like quilting one long row lengthwise. Didn't have to do that to the Lynne fabric because her pannels of 8 squares were in two rows of 4 and just had to join her pannels together at the ends of each one. Winget's just required a little more attention. Didn't work 20 hours straight on it, which took to 4 days to complete it, averaging 5 hours per day. I measured and put dots on the fabric inbetween pannels and another row of dots below them for cutting lines so the squares would all be the same before sewing them together.
ggf2005 said... (5/4/09 1:15 PM) Reply
Perhaps the length given includes the petticoats under the skirt, that we no longer wear, that would fluff it out and decrease the length
mary in FL said... (5/2/09 3:54 PM) Reply
I like your cool, goes-with everything skirt. I also liked your picture tutorial on the buttonhole elastic.
Oceanpeg said... (5/2/09 2:35 PM) Reply
Sorry about that. I removed the link to Alma Lynne's website so no one else gets that Trojan Horse from her. Also uploaded more photos to one of my Flickr photostreams. That's the last link near the end of the PR. Did have something come up on my screen that someone wanted to track where I went. Told my son about it and he took care of it on my computer. That was probably her Trojan Horse that was attempting to do that. My son can link his computer to my computer from his house to my house when I have problems like that. I just give him permission to do so whenever I have any problems like that. He does it just like those technicians do from various places whenever you ask for help from someone on the internet. He literaly knows my computer inside-out, mainly because he built it from a kit. Comes in handy having a computer-lit/Mr.FixIt son.....
Heatherrique said... (5/1/09 8:43 PM) Reply
Wow, Peggy! Your skirt turned out delectably mesmerizing! Great skirt that can enhance any wardrobe - admirable versatility! 20 hours? I am in awe of the time you put in to make the skirt, but all that hard work paid off. Cats are amazing. I used to have a tuxedo cat named "Snowflake" (had to give her away when my daughter was a baby) who would hang around when I was doing some major projects. Yes, they are supportive of what we do.
fourkid said... (5/1/09 9:24 AM) Reply
Great skirt - and review. *One caution - in going to one of the fabric websites (labeled "craft website") it brought up a trojan virus.
Dee2 said... (4/30/09 9:44 PM) Reply
What a wonderful skirt & a great review too!
Kellie R. said... (4/30/09 10:01 AM) Reply
Great skirt! I think it's great that you have memories of this style from your teenage years. Enjoy!
marec said... (4/30/09 9:07 AM) Reply
This is a wonderful skirt! I am in awe of your attention to detail and how much work went into the hand pleating. It's really cool.
Sharon1952 said... (4/30/09 6:59 AM) Reply
You'll be the hit of the dances in those outfits!
Oceanpeg said... (4/29/09 11:08 PM) Reply
Thanks Nancy and everyone else.
Em's Summer said... (4/29/09 10:53 PM) Reply
nancy2001 said... (4/29/09 9:23 PM) Reply
Lovely skirt. Your project turned out beautifully.
Oceanpeg said... (4/29/09 8:22 PM) Reply
Christea: Yes and no. I made some changes on the Western style shirts. The one solid black one with the red belt has a ruffle going around the neckline and hanging down the front of it, sorta like a peasant style blouse. Have loads more of tops/blouses that match this skirt, both dressy and plain.
MagpieJen said... (4/29/09 8:11 PM) Reply
What a fun skirt! I'm sure you will enjoy it!
christea said... (4/29/09 7:39 PM) Reply
Did you sew some of those super cute tops as well?
kellymailinglist said... (4/29/09 11:03 AM) Reply
I appreciate your outlining how you graded your pattern up... this is something I hope to do myself, very soon!
Oceanpeg said... (4/28/09 2:14 AM) Reply
Had to make a change in the fabric because I didn't have enough of the black fabric. Kept the Gypsy Song fabric, the center tier/pannel. Just about done with the skirt. Will most likely finish it up later on today, Tuesday, it's like a little after 2 AM here right now. Just checking my incoming e-mail messages.
nancy2001 said... (4/25/09 4:00 PM) Reply
Peggy, I love the fabric you've chosen.
Heatherrique said... (4/25/09 1:23 PM) Reply
Thanks for the very detailed information, Peggy! This looks exciting!
Oceanpeg said... (4/25/09 2:06 AM) Reply
Thanks Freya and Nancy. Will be off the computer until I'm finished with my skirt this weekend.....
nancy2001 said... (4/24/09 9:21 PM) Reply
Looks like a great pattern.
FreyaStark said... (4/24/09 7:43 PM) Reply
A lovely skirt. Well done.
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