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heyladyerin
« on: March 16, 2008 07:32:07 AM »

 Both hancock fabrics and hobby lobby have 99 cent pattern sales. There is usually a limit to how many you can buy, but they have patterns for everything- doll clothes, civil war era undies, slipcovers, and of course anything you wanna wear. It's taken me a while to be able to read patterns but I am getting much better. BTW- If anyone knows anything about interfacing, I have a question. If I attach interfacing to a stretchy fabric, will it stay stretchy?

I used McCall's pattern 5474. I bought this pattern because the skirt was the right length and it had a yoke. I now have a flawless yoke that I can attach any skirt to.

This was clearance fabric from last year. I don't think I will have to limit this skirt to just St Patrick's. Do you?

Please ignore the purple shirt. That's what i was sleeping in.

I used view A, yoke and gathered skirt, but I used a knit waistband so I wouldn't have to set a zipper. I can't find my zipper foot.
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008 07:40:14 AM »

That's cute! And no, not just St. Patty's day .. I didn't even realize that it had clover til you said that! LOL Maybe I'm just blind! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2008 09:40:41 AM »

I think you could definitely wear this skirt past St. Patrick's Day. 
If you put interfacing on a stretch fabric, it won't stretch without tearing the interfacing.
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heyladyerin
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008 02:37:41 PM »

Kittenana- is there a way to stiffen stretch fabric with something else, or is that just one of it's limitations. I'm asking because the waistband is so light weight that i am afraid it will roll and lose shape as soon as i wear it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2008 08:56:38 PM »

.Very cute! Hmm, the spirit of interfacing is to sew in a stiffer fabric, so maybe if you found a slightly more heavy-duty stretch fabric and sewed that in instead? It'll make your waistband a bit more bulky depending on the fabric used, but it'll do the job. Or a stretch lace on top might help.
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2008 09:04:19 PM »

cool. thanks. I just grabbed what was nearby at the time. next time, maybe a little more planning is in order. and i have never used stretch lace. i'm heading out to get some tomorrow.
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