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Simplicity 4196 Eyelet Skirt

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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 sewi

McCall's 5330 Button Front Skirt

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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 .