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|Vogue Patterns: 7910 (MISSES' SKIRT) - Type:Skirts |
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|Fabric:||Wool Tweed [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 B 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?
I love that all the pieces are small enough to eat up the small selvedges of fabric remaining in my fabric stash! Also it the top stitching and the inset panels which add visual interest. It has a nice swing as well.
I dislike that there is no provision for lining. Skirts need lining!
Outer shell: a printed tweed and ultrasuede Lining: standard medium weight lining, something left over from my Aunt's fabric stash (she does not sew anymore and donated it to this project).
Here is a photo of the inside with the vintage lining and finished waistband.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a few small changes more from an assembling perspective, regarding how to set in the inset side panels. I found it too fidgety to sew them into the side fronts and backs and back in standard straight seams. Since they were going to be top stitched anyways, I pressed in the seam allowance on the side fronts and backs and then laid them over the inset panel and pined and basted, then sewed. That was much easier.
I made a lining from the pattern pieces. There is no lining and that is something all skirts need! Particularly ones made from tweed. Wearing unlined tweed is akin to wearing a hair shirt! I am not quite holy enough for that!
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.
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 inside. 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 and give it 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 eighth of 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 on my beaten up old dressform!
Here is a 3/4 front view
Here is a view of the back
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I did, and wrote up another review because I handled the interlining a bit differently. 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 tweed and ultra-suede. It is also a great way to use up your fabric stash.
A great wardrobe builder that is do-able for all skill levels!
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