Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Morning Skirt That Took All Day

How is that some complicated patterns sew up in no time at all and some simple patterns seem to take forever. Marcy calls her Vogue 9060 pattern The Morning Skirt because it can be sewn in a morning. Well.... mine is the morning skirt that took all day.





It wasn't because I double top stitched each seam. That was the easy part. It started with the very first piece. First I fused the interfacing to the wrong side of the hem and then I sewed the first seam right side to wrong side, picked it out, and sewed it right side to right side only to discover that I'd sewn it to the completely wrong edge of the skirt and had to pick it out and move it to the opposite side and remove all those little tuffs of thread.





And then I tried it on and narrowed the waistband and then tried it on again only to decide that I actually wanted it longer so I picked out the top stitching, removed the first waistband, and sewed on a wider one. And then I had to go to the store to get elastic. BUT... it's done. And I like it. WAY more than an a-line skirt. I'm glad I decided to try again.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - a warm sunny day

Don't confuse your path with your destination. Just because it's stormy now doesn't mean you aren't headed for sunshine. 
- unknown

10 comments:

  1. There must have been something in the air yesterday. I was trying to make some progress on a muslin for a new shirt and was sewing things on upside-down and backwards all day long. Finally gave up after taking out the stitched, serged and triple-top-stitched seam. I am headed back down right now to try again. I'm glad you stuck with the skirt, cause I love it. Maybe I need to pick one up this week...

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    1. It's a fun piece to wear. I think you'd enjoy it. Hope today goes better. Enjoy.

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  2. However long it took, the results are great, an out of the ordinary basic!

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    1. I love the style of this skirt and it feels great on - fun and flirty. Thanks.

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  3. That is a great looking skirt! It is going to look fabulous as you sashay around on your travels!!

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    1. Thanks. I think it's going to mix and match well.

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  4. "How is that some complicated patterns sew up in no time at all and some simple patterns seem to take forever." ha! a question for the ages.

    Your work is so worth it though - great skirt! i think it really goes well with your style and will be a great basic on your trip. I love it when that happens!!!

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    1. Definitely feels far more me than the other one did. YES YES

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  5. This looks great. Much better than the other one. What fabric did Marcy recommend?

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    1. Definitely much better. The pattern calls for Moderate Stretch Knits: Ponte, Knits, Jersey, Stretch Wovens. Contrast A,B: Self or Lightweight Knit with Good Stretch and Recovery. I used a medium weight ponte for both the bottom and yoke.

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