Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Skirt for Fall...

Autumn Leaves............this is a print I found in the home decorating section of Fabricland. It was $3/m and it's 100% cotton. I thought it would be perfect for this McCalls skirt pattern (circa 1995).

I made version C, which has gussets.

The gussets don't photograph well because they are in the same fabric as the skirt. I may remake this version with contrasting gussets.

It is really a quick sew.

I chose to forego the button closure for a hook and bar closure. I also extended the waistline an inch or so because I like having a bit more room at the closure.

Here is the pattern, close up. It is definitely a keeper!

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful skirt but I am resisting the idea that summer is over!!! We still have three weeks!

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    1. The season is over? For teachers this is a new year! I even have resolutions!!!

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  2. This definitely screams fall!! I love fall, it is one of my favorite seasons! I really hate being hot, so layering in the summer really doesn't work out. But, I could definitely see you wearing this skirt with some tights, boots, and a sweater while drinking some hot chocolate...

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    1. Hi Michelle, COngrats on winning the give-away. I mailed the patterns yesterday. I sent them airmail because it was only $2 more...I hope you get them soon and I hope you enjoy the contest you put on as much as I enjoyed mine...

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  3. I get the sense that you are playing with fabric prints - this skirt and the green jacket. I think it is wonderful. Keep it up!

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    1. I am playing more with fabrics. And sometimes I really choose bad fabrics (fray to much, etc) but this one worked out well. I;ll post a picture of me wearing it soon...

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  4. Love that fabric. Also, wish I could sew a gusset :(

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    1. You can - it is a rectangle behind the seam that has been folded in three inches. Easy as pie...actually, easier than pie.

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  5. Beautiful skirt. Absolutely autumn-perfect. But I'm with Jenni--not quite ready for summer to be over. Gorgeous work. Great find on that fabric.

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  6. I like both fabric and pattern, I never see fabric at such reasonable prices, lucky you.

    It is definitely autumn here, we've even had frosts in the north! We seem to be in for a miserable autumn after a miserable summer!

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  7. I love the wonderul fall colors but I don't want fall to come at all. Unlike Maureen we have had a blazing hot summer and I just want a few more weeks of it...

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  8. that's really pretty. I admire anyone who can sew garments. I've done a few years ago, but don't really enjoy following a pattern. Before my second child was born I sewed myself a few cute jumpers and wore both of them. I still have one and should try it to see if it fits. The other one I just cut up for the yo yo circles for my blanket throw. It didn't fit me anymore, so figured I would salvage the fabric.

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  9. Such a great print for fall. I have a similar basic skirt pattern (maybe the same one?), and I've been meaning to whip up a few basic pieces for myself. Well done! Will you model it for us?

    Sara, Road to the Heart

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  10. It's so pretty.... you are super talented... keep it up!!!

    p.s.- I am your new follower!!

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