Showing posts from July 17, 2016

New Look 6843 Skirt with Exposed Side Zipper

There are times when I purchase fabric with only a general idea of what pattern I will use.  That was the case with this skirt. I found this amazing piece of fabric a few years ago at SR Harris (my favorite local fabric shop).  I only purchased one yard planning to sew a pencil skirt.  I switched to an a-line when I decided to play around with adding an exposed zipper along the side seam. This pattern is New Look 6843 .  It's one of those basic skirt patterns that you could sew dozens of times and each would look different depending on the fabric and design elements chosen. It was simple to change the back zip to an exposed separating side zip. Determine the finished length of the skirt and purchase a zipper accordingly.  I used a 20" separating metal zipper that I had in my sewing supplies. Cut both the front and back on the fold of the fabric, eliminating the back seam and back zipper. Add a strip of interfacing along the left side seams before finishing the raw

Big Sis, Little Sis Red Heart Skirts Sewn With New Look 6409

Big sister and little sister look adorable in their matching skirts. The skirts were sewn using New Look 6409 , a pull-on skirt with an elastic waist. The skirts were sewn as part of the Hancock Fabric's blog The Stitch that I mentioned in my post " McCall's 3830 Red Heart Skirt Inspired by Christopher Kane Pre-Spring 2016 Collection ".  I also sewed a matching skirt for an 18" doll (instructions to follow in another post). Supplies to make these skirts included the pattern , the same red stretch faux suede as the woman's skirt, 1" wide elastic, red thread, and iron-on heart embellishments. I purchased large and small as I wasn't sure which size I was going to use.  Not shown is red ric-rac and lace hem tape from my stash. Rather than add a front slit to a child's skirt I stitched a row of ric-rac and added an iron-on heart to mimic the woman's skirt I sewed. Adding the iron-on heart was pretty simple.  Place the iron-on heart