New red twirly skirt - check
Red shoes - check
White top with sequins - check
Someplace to go - uh, nope
All dressed up and no where to go. No place to twirl in my new red skirt. So I did the next best thing. Set my camera on the table and twirled and twirled and twirled to see what the camera would catch. Sophia decided it looked like fun so she joined me in a few shots.
That was fun! You should try it sometime!
Now, let me quickly review this skirt pattern for you. The skirt was sewn using McCall's 5274.
The construction wasn't complicated at all. The skirt consists of eight panels with a godet sewn in between each panel - like the skirt section of the dress from Simplicity 3877.
As usual, I substituted an invisible zipper in place of the centered zipper application. It might not have been the best idea this time because of how high the godets are on this skirt. An invisible zipper needs to be sewn in place before finishing the seam and that was almost impossible with this skirt. You can see in the photo below that the godet begins at the same place that the zipper ends.
The final step was to add a waistband and hem the skirt. The hem is a narrow machine hem. I was so afraid of making the waistband too tight that I ended up making it way too big! Even after trying the darn thing on and taking in a few of the panels seams. Which means I have to take the waistband off and redo it. But for now it's covered by my white tee.
Interesting to note that one of the suggested fabrics for this skirt was a novelty sheer - yet there are no instructions for lining or underlining the skirt. Now that could be interesting wouldn't you say?
Full review of the pattern can be read at Patternreview - click here.