Showing posts from May 13, 2007

Simplicity 4196 Eyelet Skirt

Skirt number two for the skirt sew-along month is completed. The fabric is a rayon eyelet with a scalloped edge purchased last year at Hancock's. This is an out of print pattern from Simplicity - 4196. I had sewn this skirt last summer from a peach skin border print. It's not only comfortable but flattering as the fullness is attached to a yoke so it is not concentrated at the waistline. Another very simple skirt to sew. There are only three pattern pieces - a front and back yoke and a skirt piece that is cut out twice. The bottom of the skirt is a straight line so it works well if you want to highlight a border printer or a fabric edging such as the eyelet fabric. The only changes I made to the pattern were to add an invisible zipper, and a full lining. The border print was a bit on the sheer side and the eyelet, well of course I needed a lining unless I wanted to play peek-a-boo. Two skirts in the style are probably enough so the pattern may soon be retired from my sewing pat

McCall's 5330 Button Front Skirt

My first skirt for the skirt month sew-along is completed. This skirt pattern from McCall's is destined to become a TNT pattern. It is so basic that it lends itself well to many different looks depending on your fabric choice. Remember this one in denim? After seeing Erica's I knew I had to bump this to the top of my list. As I mentioned previously, it's a very easy skirt to sew. The only change I made was to add a lining. The skirt was sewn from a remnant linen blend with a silver metallic embroidered border. There wasn't enough fabric to have the border along the hemline, so I placed it along the center front edge. Oh! I used my new baby, the Pfaff 2056, to not only make the buttonholes but to sew on the buttons! Full review here .