Tuesday, October 07, 2008
A Certain Flare
I managed to squeeze a little time to sew something for myself, between the piles of sewing projects I have right now. Fortunately, McCalls 5431 was fantastically quick and easy to put together (just as the pattern cover advertises)!
My sister, Tiffany, was the one who discovered this pattern -- I love the way it looks on her, and hoped that it would work for me, as well. I think I had always overlooked it because it had a waist yoke, and I assumed it would sit on the hips rather than the waist. I was wrong.
I made View D and ommitted the pockets. I looked at the pattern instructions briefly, but decided to disregard them in general! To make it easier to fit, I attached each yoke piece to the corresponding skirt piece before sewing up the side seams -- that way if I need to take in or let out the seams, I wouldn't have to take the skirt apart.
I wanted to keep the skirt as long as possible, so I just serged the bottom edge and hemmed it up a scant 3/8 inch. I love the "flare" -- and "flair!" -- that this skirt has, even if it uses an absurd amount of fabric. I see more of these skirts in my future...
I wore it to the library book sale on Saturday, and yes, those are some of my finds I'm holding in the picture!