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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, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Linen Blend

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What are you most proud of? That I was able to complete the skirt even though I had never sewn clothing before

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Diana is very detailed and clear during the online course, you will learn alot but when you are done, you will marvel at the fact that you did this, how awesome is that.

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Cant believe you havent sewn clothing before, very nicely done

06/15/2012 Flag

wow, that looks awesome! and you must have a lovely figure!!!! i've only done the toile and either giving up or taking a break - haven't decided which yet! You did a great job!

06/16/2012 Flag

Well done! Did you use a pattern? Trying to make one of these a-line but having a problem with the curve

06/17/2012 Flag

I made the skirt and was very pleased. Diana's instructions were great. Now I want to make the skirt again and insert a zipper in the entire back. Since I've never sewed before is this possible?

09/01/2012 Flag

I don't see why not, only need to change from a split in the back to normal seams like you did for the short zipper and you can install any length zipper you want. Good Luck make sure to post pictures if you do make it.

09/01/2012 Flag

Now THAT is a timeless classic! How elegant it is, and will look smashing with your tiny waist. Well done! May I ask, what is the fabric? It looks like pure wool suiting from here, but it's hard to tell when fabrics are solid darks. thanks!

10/06/2012 Flag

Thank you. My tiny waist :-) I wish, I did what all the stores do, I pinned the skirt in the back. I used a linen blend fabric, I have worned the skirt twice to work and it does not wrinkle like 100% linen does, so I would definitely use this fabric type again.

10/07/2012 Flag