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Loes Hinse Designs: 5007 (Gore Skirt) thumbsup - Type:Skirts    printable version
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Reviewed by:KathB
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Posted on:11/15/13 4:34 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 
Project Photo:Loes Hinse Designs: 5007 by KathB

Loes Hinse Designs: 5007 by KathB  Loes Hinse Designs: 5007 by KathB  
Pattern Photo:Loes Hinse Designs 5007
Loes Hinse Designs Pattern Info

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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
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Available for sale on PR: $16.00 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Pattern Description:
All views have a slim fit through the hip with a flare on the bottom. 5 views included I made View C, an A-line 4 gore skirt. All views have an elastic waist.
Pattern Sizing:
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
No, due to a major length adjustment
Were the instructions easy to follow?
These skirts are all very easy to construct. The other views have godets and the instructions are excellent.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I was looking for a very easy A line skirt and remembered this pattern was in my stash. It fit the bill perfectly.
Fabric Used:
Black lace with a blush crepe lining. Both are mystery fabrics; the skirt cost about $15.00!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the skirt to slightly above the knee. Each layer was constructed separately. I joined the layers at the waist and attached the elastic waistband with the layers "as one". The hemming was tricky since the lace was a little stretchy while the lining was not. First I basted the layers together at the hemline being careful that the lace didn't "pull" oddly. Then I hand hemmed the lining to the desired length. With the basting stitch holding everything together, I loosely turned the lace to the inside and hand stitched to the lining, being careful not to catch the lace itself.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?This is a very versatile pattern and couldn't be easier. The double layer hem was tricky, but other fabrications would be a cinch.

Conclusion: I've shied away from above the knee skirts, but I really like the way this skirt turned out. It feels very modern to me and will be fun to wear in many different ways.

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sewtime said...
Love your skirt!!
11/15/13 6:51 PM
portercs said...
Very cute skirt! Looks great on you.
11/15/13 8:52 PM
ArtAttack said...
Wow! I would never have imagined you would get a gorgeous skirt like this from what that pattern represents. This is beautiful and I love the lace...looks super high end!
11/15/13 8:54 PM
grays08 said...
So cute out of that lace, great selection.
11/15/13 9:45 PM
Sew Good said...
OMG! That is a gorgeous skirt! I love it!
11/15/13 11:22 PM
KathB said...
Thanks for your kind comments! This skirt was a really satisfying project. And the LH pattern has what I call "good bones".
11/15/13 11:45 PM
Baja Susana said...
Lovely! The black lace over cream is sexy. This fits you well.
11/16/13 2:53 AM
Danmar said...
I love your skirt. It's fun and pretty at the same time and is flattering!
11/16/13 6:55 AM
Lori V said...
Supre cute skirt
11/16/13 9:08 AM
Sue Parrott said...
Yours is SO much cuter than the pattern envelope! Well done!
11/16/13 10:49 AM
Jstarr4250 said...
Love, love this skirt! Wonderful fabric choices.
11/16/13 2:43 PM
CissieW said...
You certainly shouldn't ever shy away from short skirts. This is fab on you. Would never have looked at this pattern twice before seeing your version!
11/17/13 5:04 PM
KathB said...
Thanks again, everyone. Yes, I think I'll try a more casual version for our cooler weather, something with some texture. Yay for a short skirt for every "body": great to discover it doesn't have to be a pencil skirt to be on trend and flatter!
11/17/13 8:55 PM
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