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« on: March 08, 2009 09:06:18 PM »

To start off with, I'd like to tell you that I'm the laziest sewer EVER! I never cut the little notches out when cutting the pattern, I use more-or-less standard seam allowances, and I have never, ever measured a hem.

Which would explain why I have a crap load of half-assed items in my closet that don't fit me. I needed something nice to ware to a bridal shower, and after spending a bunch of money on yards of Alexander Henry fabric, I decided to actually try and make this one work. I was on a time crunch and had no additional money to buy something else if it didn't work out. So I really tried my hardest. I took time to iron all the seams flat, I measured the seam on both steps, I even re-did the zipper when my first try was crooked.

I'm glad I took the effort. I love it, it fits me, and I will try my hardest never to go back to my lazy ways. 

I used McCalls pattern number 5432. Please let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009 09:20:22 PM »

It looks wonderful!  I love that fabric. 

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009 09:46:42 PM »

This skirt is sooo cute! I love the fabric! It's very pretty! Good job!
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2009 09:52:39 PM »

Love the fabric and you did a very nice job of sewing up that skirt.

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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009 12:45:04 AM »

To start off with, I'd like to tell you that I'm the laziest sewer EVER! I never cut the little notches out when cutting the pattern, I use more-or-less standard seam allowances, and I have never, ever measured a hem.

Wow this sounds like me!
I do love the skirt and the colour combo is great. Great job Wink

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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009 01:58:54 AM »

That is absolutely gorgeous! Smiley I'm just like you with that lazy-sewing business and you really inspired me ! I love the fabric to, lovely colours together!
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2009 06:24:37 AM »

Yep, all of that annoying detail stuff really makes a difference, doesn't it?   Smiley  I think your skirt is gorgeous!  LOVE that fabric!!! 
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2009 06:48:13 AM »

That's very pretty!  I'm the opposite, I figure that if I have 3 hours to slap something together that won't look or fit right, then I have 6 hours to do it right and have something that looks good.  Wink  It slows me down quite a bit, but 90% of what I make turns out well.

« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2009 03:33:28 AM »

Wow, it looks wonderful!! The drape is especially nice. What a flattering skirt. Smiley
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2009 10:21:13 AM »

Very pretty!  I would also classify myself as a lazy sewer but I only go as far as to not iron the fabric before cutting and not basting things all the time.  But with quite a few things I have learned my lesson and have sworn through many mistakes.  My stitch ripper has gotten a lot of exercise in the past.

But that skirt is really pretty, perfect wedding outfit.
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