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Pin stripe skirt

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Sewing Studio: Fashion Fitting, Home Decor & More taught by Diana Rupp

Get to know your machine and the basics of pinning, stitching, pressing and finishing as you make a pillow and a pencil skirt.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? I think the material is a polyester and the lining is slippery stuff poly.

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What are you most proud of? My zipper!!! It is my first invisible zipper I have put in anything. Now, I will never look back to old styled ones. I am so impressed on how easy to install and how professional it looks. The next skirt I sew will have pockets as I am a bit forgetful and need my keys and money on my person. This is a great course, and I love being able to check things over and over again. This skirt still needs a waist band ( my pattern calls for it ) and I won't have a problem with that. I am proud that I can still learn new things.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch the video's , take your time and invest in an invisible zipper foot. It is worth its weight in gold.

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Great work.

10/03/2012 Flag

Thank you. Do sew skirts or clothing? Usually I have trouble fitting things on myself. So about 3 years ago, I got into quilting because you don't have to make it fit the body. But with the help of Craftsy's courses I have regained my love for sewing. It is very encouraging to make something that actually fits.

10/03/2012 Flag

I used to sew most of my clothes, but I reached a point where this didn't fit right, so I quit. Maybe I should try again. Which course did you sign up for to learn about fitting.

10/03/2012 Flag

Both Sewing Studio and The Couture Dress class make a toil for the fit. I have only made the one for the skirt , My skirt is one inch smaller than the toil I made. Next time I may even take another inch off starting about an inch or two down from the waist line.

10/03/2012 Flag

The Sewing Studio asks you to make a toil for fit. I made my skirt an inch smaller than my toil (posted on my sight) . Next time I will likely take it in another inch tapering from about an inch from the waist band. The waist fits me really well. The Couture Dress also asks you to make a toil for fit. She suggest you cut it out with extra material in the seams making it about an inch in case you need it for the fit. I have a dress toil cut out but have not sewn it together yet. Been working on my skirt for Thanksgiving and for holidays the week after. I plan to finish it tonight, just the waist band to go.

10/03/2012 Flag

Looking good Dave's Mom! It's feels so good to get a zipper in all nice and pretty. What do you have planned next? I am waiting for the pattern that comes with the pant fitting course with Sandra. So excited to finally be able to make a pair of pants that fit all my lumps and bumps. Have you joined Sandra's class?

10/03/2012 Flag

Hi Scheri, Have you ever put in an invisible zipper? I am so impressed. I have a dress cut for the fit. The pattern I am using is not the one that comes with the class "The Couture Dress" It is a Butterick B5719 Princess Dress with a Jacket.

10/03/2012 Flag

I hit the enter button and it posted. I am making a black suede looking material into a black skirt with pockets. I have bought some cream material like a heavy gauge for another skirt. For the dress and jacket I bought pink Jaguar (heavy polyester with a raised design on it) or whatever the name it is often used in bridle party dress wear. I bought the sewing with knits but the material is very expensive in Canada may have to wait for a road trip to the states. I have not bought the pant fitting course with Sandra but I have her book. I find pants difficult to do. Let me know how you like the course. It might make a good Christmas present. Eh?

10/03/2012 Flag

Nice job. Pin stripes are so classy!

10/03/2012 Flag

Hi Donna, I am pleased with skirt so far we'll see how it wrinkles after wearing it. I do love this course. So nice to make something that actually fits. Love the invisible presser foot!! I plan on making more skirts. I would love to see the pants and jacket that go with your skirt. Please post them.

10/03/2012 Flag

Your skirt is really nice, you have done a great job with the lining and zip.

10/03/2012 Flag

Thank you! I am very pleased with the results. Skirts above my knees make me feel uncomfortable when sitting down. I like to hid my heavy thighs. Are you going to sign up for the course "Sewing Studio with Diane Rupp? The course is designed for the beginnner sewer. She takes you step by step on making a decorative pillow and skirt. Diane explains the invisible zipper extremely well. She has a book that has 10 patterns but it is extra and ships only in the USA . I like her as a teacher.

10/03/2012 Flag

No, I'm not doing that class. I have enrolled in the Jeanius one, I would love to copy my favourite jeans that have been relegated to dog walking now but I still love them.

10/04/2012 Flag

I have the jeans class but have not used it yet. I'll be looking forward to you new creations.

10/04/2012 Flag

You are doing great job! Congratulations!

12/04/2012 Flag

On this project I learned to put in an invisible zipper; which got me hooked on sewing for myself. I think!?

12/04/2012 Flag