|Self Drafted Pattern: Knit pencil skirt (Knit fabric pencil skirt) - Type:Skirts |
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|Posted on:||7/1/13 4:02 AM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Fabric:||wool/rayon blend [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Knit fabric pencil skirt, lined, with foldover waistband
My own measurements
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I used instructions by Click Here which made drafting my own pattern very easy
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I only had to take 4 measurements - natural waist, 3 " below waist, hip and skirt length - then I drafted my own skirt pieces and a waistband; it was quick and easy to cut out and sew; no zip! By cutting the fabric in half lengthways and turning one of the pieces around, I was able to match the stripes - but could not preserve the selvedge as hem.
A 55cm piece of real Missoni fabric which I bought last week at Tessuti for $44 in the sale; lining was a stretch satin from stash; foldover waistband was a black viscose knit from stash
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I used a piece of black knit "braid" on the hemline (after overlocking the skirt at the hemline first) rather than folding the skirt fabric over and hemming which I thought would be bulky; Crafterhours suggested drafting the skirt back bigger and the skirt front smaller at the side seams, for a better fit, but I did not have enough fabric to try.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes! I made a toile first in cheap black knit - it's wearable - and I will make more
I was terrified of cutting into this fabric, it's the most expensive fabric I have ever used. Not that I had to cut much, I used every bit and the selvedges are destined for the neckline trim on a plain black top. I had to reassure myself that I could make great cushion covers out of the fabric if the skirt failed. But I love it and you can't get better than an authentic Missoni skirt for $44!