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Modified skirt pattern!

I took the skirt pattern provided in the class materials and modified it in order to make this skirt with a woven fabric on the bottommost part and an extra-wide waistband made out of jersey. I measured my hips at the widest part and added about an inch of ease. I figured out where on the pattern my large hip measurement would be and I cut my woven fabric according to that line. I also widened the base a little to give the skirt a little more movement. So, at my hip line, I started with the 'extra-large' size and blended with the 'extra-extra-large' base. By the way, I only needed one yard of woven fabric. I used the short version of the pattern, but still, it falls just above my knee, it is not too short. Then I made the 'extra-large' waistband, but I widened it almost 1.5 time to compensate for the fact that the bottom of my skirt was cut short. When time came to sew the waistband to the bottom of the skirt, I simply stretched the waistband to match the woven, working in quarters in the round. I had a ball! It was so easy! I must say that I am a beginner. Well, maybe a bold and adventurous beginner, but a beginner nonetheless! Aside from some napkins and pillow cases, my only garment project prior to that was the yoga pants (with this same class) a couple of weeks ago. The waistband is the same fabric as my yoga pants (cut from the leftover) and the bottom is a gorgeous poplin from Cloud9 designer Sarah Watson. It is super soft, has a wonderful drape as well as an ever so subtle sheen.

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Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials

Online Class

Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials

with Meg McElwee

Project Description

I took the skirt pattern provided in the class materials and modified it in order to make this skirt with a woven fabric on the bottommost part and an extra-wide waistband made out of jersey. I measured my hips at the widest part and added about an inch of ease. I figured out where on the pattern my large hip measurement would be and I cut my woven fabric according to that line. I also widened the base a little to give the skirt a little more movement. So, at my hip line, I started with the 'extra-large' size and blended with the 'extra-extra-large' base. By the way, I only needed one yard of woven fabric. I used the short version of the pattern, but still, it falls just above my knee, it is not too short. Then I made the 'extra-large' waistband, but I widened it almost 1.5 time to compensate for the fact that the bottom of my skirt was cut short. When time came to sew the waistband to the bottom of the skirt, I simply stretched the waistband to match the woven, working in quarters in the round. I had a ball! It was so easy! I must say that I am a beginner. Well, maybe a bold and adventurous beginner, but a beginner nonetheless! Aside from some napkins and pillow cases, my only garment project prior to that was the yoga pants (with this same class) a couple of weeks ago. The waistband is the same fabric as my yoga pants (cut from the leftover) and the bottom is a gorgeous poplin from Cloud9 designer Sarah Watson. It is super soft, has a wonderful drape as well as an ever so subtle sheen.

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