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Pleats are Neat Skirt

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Classic
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Vogue 2939

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What materials did you use? Vogue 2939 skirt pattern, fabric, invisible zip, lining, button, thread metrosene.

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What are you most proud of? The pleats. The zip was on the side, I find this makes the side seam a funny shape, so placed it at centre back, and decided to line the skirt which is so easy. I also added a tab and a button at the top of the zip as it makes closure easier. I didn't put the facings on as I don't have a waist really, I just turn over the top 5/8 and stitched it. I added 2.5 inches to the length, and found it a little short, so added a false hem - just stitch fabric or tape about 1.5" wide to lower hem, then turn and either hem or stitch, this has added a little body to the pleats. To make pleats sharp use your clapper.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid, this skirt too less than an hour to complete. And I saved hundreds of dollars.

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Wonderful skirt. You can make a garment faster than going to the store and trying to find something that might fit. Love the back of this skirt and the lining added a nice pop of color. I'm sure this skirt will be a favorite.

09/22/2013 Flag

It's easy when the sewing room is all set up and my husband spends Sat at golf!!

09/22/2013 Flag

Beautiful job and I like the lining color pop as well. You are fearless!

09/27/2013 Flag

Lord loves a tryer!! Thnks for your comments.

09/27/2013 Flag

This is an excellent work skirt - I just can't believe how fast you sew things up, it would take me at least a day to make this skirt (possibly longer with the pleats). Really great job.

10/02/2013 Flag

The trick is the easy pattern!!thanks for your lovely comments

10/03/2013 Flag

Thanks, the pattern was easy with the pleats - really well drafted for the home sewer

10/04/2013 Flag