Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ottobre 5/2007 skirt

This skirt is a basic yoked pattern. It has a slight A line and hits about mid knee. One version has the tie as shown on the photo at the left. I wanted my skirt to be fuller so I cut and pivoted the skirt front and back four times and added 5cms into each cut. This gave me an extra 4(pieces) x 20cm = 80cms extra in the hem circumference.

This is a very poor photo of the pattern spread out. You can just make out the slashed pattern on top.

I used newspaper. Once spread I recut the front and back the larger size. Only the hem increases and not the top that attaches to the yoke. I also added about 5cms to the length.

The yoke is faced but I did not line the rest of the skirt. An invisible zipper is in the back.

For the hem I used the narrow hem on the overlocker - quick and easy!

I like the fuller look of the skirt and am very happy with how it turned out. It was an experiment to see if it would work - and it did! I cut the skirt with the straight grain down the centre front and back. Cutting with the straight grain running down the centre of the pattern pieces would give different folds. I remember this was covered in a Stitches magazine but I can't remember which way was supposed to be more flattering.


Sew4Fun said...

Vicki, lovely skirt. I'm disappointed I didn't get to see it in person on Saturday. :(

Stitches 8/7 has the article. I know as I refer to it often. :) The way I remember is, the straight grain will sit flat against the body. In your case the front/back will sit flat and the sides will flare out. It's a great article!

Vicki said...

Thanks Belinda..I will go and look it up now! And my skirt does lie flat against the front and back.

Isabelle said...

Great alterations to the pattern Vicki - so clever!

Shannon said...

I love that skirt, especially the fabric. It looks fab on you!

Summerset said...

Very cute - I love the flare and how you altered the pattern to suit your taste.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I have been thinking of doing this so thanks for the photos showing us your version! I love the skirt BTW!

Tany said...

It turned out beautiful! You did a great job altering the pattern!