Monday, November 19, 2012

A-line Skirt... nothing more, nothing less!



I love wearing skirts.  They just suit me.  So I had to give this new Simplicity (1717, View C) basic a-line skirt pattern a whirl.  It's one of those Amazing Fit patterns meant to be pre-graded for slim, average and curvy figures.  Even with this I still had to grade the waist smaller about a size and a half--they need an "über curvy"option!  The pattern says it should fit an inch below the waistline but it looked weird on me so I went in on the waist to make it sit about at my waist (this is definitely part of the reason I had to go down so much in size.)  The model looks as though she has the skirt at her waist like I do, not below it.

The skirt is pretty full making my wool crepe flow nicely.  I actually cut and sewed on the big pockets from View A but they pulled on the fabric in such an icky way, so I ripped 'em off.  I'm recently learned the magic of belts so you likely see me with one on most of the time.  I tried this one both ways.  They both work but the belt seals the deal for me.  


I like the double darts on back making it lay nice and flat. The zipper is secretly a brick orange color.


I used a pretty pink lace hem tape along the seam and a soft pink bias tape for the edge of the inside waist.  The pattern doesn't have a lining and I was lazy and didn't make one as easy as it could have been to do. I simply used my pinking sheers for the seams rather then using my serger.  The serged seams would have added unsightly bulk and bumps... oh my!

4 comments:

  1. Stacy MusingrunnerJuly 23, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Thanks for your review and blog post. I am on my second try making this skirt. I am also very curvy and the first one was super big in the waist. I will try to slim down the yoke on this one and maybe have some success. I would like one go-to skirt pattern in my arsenal.

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  2. Thanks, Stacy! I may have to whip this pattern out again. The double darting is really nice for our curviness.

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  3. Stacy MusingrunnerAugust 7, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    My second try came out MUCH better.

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  4. Awesome!! Hurray!!!!!!!!!

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