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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.
« 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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