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« on: July 07, 2004 10:45:06 PM »

I made my first skirt yesterday, and even though it didn't come out perfectly I'm really proud of myself .  I started sewing a couple weeks ago and now I'm addicted Smiley  

I used the skirt pattern from the book Sew Fast, Sew Easy by Elissa K. Meyrich.  It's an elastic waist, tapered skirt with a slit in the back.  I think it was a little too difficult to do as my first skirt....It rides up when I walk so it's pretty much unwearable.  I'm planning on trying to sew another one and making the hips wider and making it not as tapered.  Other than that does anyone have any suggestions of how I could make it fit and not ride up so much when I walk?  I'm afraid it's just my hips and I can't wear this cut of skirt :/

http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tri_sara/boards/1stskirt.jpg

And here's the back, with a walking slit:

http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tri_sara/boards/1stskirt2.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2004 10:53:52 PM »

Wow, that's awesome for your first skirt! My first pair of shorts came out w/ one pocket in the front and one in the back Embarrassed  Hehe I'm like you, I have become a sewing addict- anyways, great job!
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2004 01:18:22 AM »

Nonsense!  It's a pencil skirt that plenty of women with hips can wear!!  Remember 40's and 50's styles of skirts?  Pencil thin was not the cool thing to be. Btw, you look pretty tiny anyway!
Did you get your fabric at Joanns?  I just bought some looks just like it, love the polka dots!
Do you think you could alter it a little and put a zipper up the back instead of doing the elastic?  Some darts would also help.  Since you said the skirt was unwearable, use it as practice.  Put the skirt on inside out and pin two darts in the back evenly spaced from the sides and center and do the same in the front.  Then take off and sew them in place.  Your book should have directions on how to do it. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2004 03:53:02 AM »

I think that your hips are not a problem , slit in the back may be not long enough. Besides that it is a lovely skirt I'm a big fan of that stile Grin. Good job.
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2004 02:25:53 PM »

love it!  but as being an owner of a pair of totally unwanted hips  grrrrrrrrr.... i personally couldn't pull of a skirt like that, A-line all the way for me!

very cute tho!
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2004 03:22:14 PM »

she's crafty- I got the fabric at a local (San Jose) fabric store called Fabrics R Us.  Yeah, the darts and zipper sound like a good idea.  I think they will be difficult but I might try them because I really want this skirt to work!

olenka- I think I will make the slit a little longer, thanks for the suggestion Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2004 10:58:29 PM »

i agree with the zipper and darts suggestion. pencil skirts just don't fit quite right with elastic waists. it also looks like you need to add a Teeny bit of ease to the widest point of the skirt. like, 1/2" or less on each side. i know that's going to be a bit impossible with your current seam allowance, but for future reference.
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