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« on: April 13, 2005 10:35:39 AM »

Alright, crafty folks!

What's your favorite skirt pattern?  It's spring (in the western hemisphere) and we should be making and/or wearing cute springy skirts!  (The ladies, at least...gentlemen, feel free to join the skirt-wearing frenzy!   Wink)

If you've made your own and love it, tell us about it!  If you like a commercial pattern the most, tell us about that too -- and include a link to the pattern online if you've got one!

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2005 12:01:09 PM »

Any of the current Simplicity skirt patterns are really cute. And they fit well too!
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2005 04:03:01 PM »

I really like New Look 6843. It's a really easy A-line skirt (only 3 pieces!) that looks great each time I make it...

Here's one straightforward example of it, taken about 2 years ago:
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2005 05:16:14 PM »

I just have to say that I've seen squirrelypoo's icon several times and it always makes me think-wow she must like Molly Shannon to have her as her icon. Now I realize that's a picture of yourself! I'm stunned.

I hope you take that as a compliment because I understand not everyone likes looking like someone else. I've been told I look like everyone from Princess Diana to Kelly Osbourne (the celebrity is always English, I don't get it!).

And as for skirts, I have no suggestions because I've killed my 1970's avocado Sears sewing machine. I am sad but hopeful that it will rise again-like the brave green phoenix I know it is.
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2005 03:42:22 AM »

I just have to say that I've seen squirrelypoo's icon several times and it always makes me think-wow she must like Molly Shannon to have her as her icon. Now I realize that's a picture of yourself! I'm stunned.
hahah, that's really funny! I've never been compared to her before, I always just get that I look like my distant Aunt Karen, or somebody's friend... Now if I only had her short skirts and pants, I'd start auditioning for SNL myself!
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2005 09:12:02 AM »

Squirrelypoo, I love what you have done with the New Look 6843 pattern. I have it, and my skirt came out 4 sizes too small!!! Whats the secret to getting a perfect fit? - It was my first clothing pattern...  Im about a size 12, and made the pattern to size 16 -JUST IN CASE! ...so sad...
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2005 10:38:23 AM »

http://www.simplicity.com/assets/6159/6159.jpg

I love love LOVE the A-line skirt in New Look 6159.  I've made it 3 times.  I prefer a side zipper to a back one, so instead of cutting the back out as the patterns says I usually just cut it on the fold so I end up with 2 main pieces(a front and back).  I always end up with a very cute, versatile skirt that I can wear to work or just for running around. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2005 11:13:09 AM »

Squirrelypoo, I love what you have done with the New Look 6843 pattern. I have it, and my skirt came out 4 sizes too small!!! Whats the secret to getting a perfect fit? - It was my first clothing pattern...  Im about a size 12, and made the pattern to size 16 -JUST IN CASE! ...so sad...
I think in my case it's just a matter of knowing my body shape vs the "ideal pattern body shape". I usually wear a UK 14 (roughly a US 12), but I have no waist to speak of (boyish figure), so I just made the pattern 16 and left out all the waist darts and cut myself a waistband that was my "waist" measurement +4 inches for the flap. I put "waist" in quotes because I wanted it to sit where my jeans usually do, not at my natural waist!

I've made this pattern so many times that I don't even get out the pattern envelope anymore - all the pieces are copied onto butcher's paper and I know the instructions by heart anyway. Smiley

Edit: oh and here is a less straightforward example of the same pattern if you're interested. I've got a couple more but they're not photographed...
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2005 02:33:48 PM »

New Look 6203, It was the first skirt I've ever made, and it was really easy, easy instructions and everything. It had a good fit too. Heres a picture (not a me, from the simplicity.com website)

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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2005 07:21:34 PM »

My fave is an old butterick from 1974 or 1975. It was my mom's old cheerleading skirt pattern when she was in HS.

   
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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2005 08:30:04 PM »







i made my favorite skirt out of some old flannel my mom had sitting around. it's skirt C on the pattern if you couldn't tell.

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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2005 08:00:43 PM »

OK so one day i bought a Mccalls pattern at hobby lobby because they were one sale for like 2 bucks each. I got some cheap fabric and went home to sew. the directions were way too confusing, so i took the liberty of finishin it myself. It was SUPER SUPER EASY after that. only 2 pieces, a zipper, some heam tape, and 20 MINUITES!!

I have made two so far and plan to make another soon. here is a pic of the first one I made:



I cant remember the number of the pattern right now though...darn i'll have to get back to ya.
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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2007 03:04:48 PM »

Ok So I dug this post out of the archives I admit...but I am on a quest for the perfect skirt pattern. 

I've got a scary stash of skirt patterns piling up I've yet to open & use as I can't convince myself that I even liked the patterns I bought to begin with.

So can I restart this thread that Chickey started like 2 years ago & get some new perspectives on this cool topic.

Thanks, Jane
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2007 09:21:44 PM »

I have to say that my favorite skirt has no pattern...

I always just measure the waste band of something I've already got, add seam allowances and make the length and shape I want.  Usually I make a knee length A-line and I always put a zip in 1 side.  To make a "waste band" I use satin or grosgrain ribbon.  I usually just make 2 matching panels for the front and back, but you could make a gored skirt (?) with more than 2 panels.  Or make it flouncy with triangle inserts (forget the term for those, gussets?).  Or add a ruffle by cutting a 2nd piece for the hem w/ a much rounder curve.

Maybe I'll make another one of these and take pics of the process so I begin to make an ounce of sense to the free world Smiley  This all makes perfect sense in my head!
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2007 08:55:20 PM »

Wow, I'm surprised someone dug this out of the dregs of Craftster!   Cheesy

And I just re-read the thread and noticed that I never put up my favorite A-line skirt pattern!

It's actually McCall's 3999, which seems to have disappeared off the face of the Intar-web, and it's basically a long ruffly hippie skirt that my mom and I chopped off at the knee (so it has no ruffles).  It has front and back darts, a faced waistband, and a side zipper.  Easy-peasy, and I've made it twice so far...



Here's the first version I attempted -- the zipper is a bit wonky but oh well.  Since it's on the side not a lot of people see it!



I plan on making this for fall/winter in some awesome black and white herringbone with a lining....stay tuned!
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