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Topic: Simplicity 4966, EASY bias skirt  (Read 2653 times)
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« on: August 06, 2005 09:35:28 AM »

Simplicity 4966 is a really easy skirt--- its cut on the bias so that makes it fit naturally, and so there are no darts! The only thing to be careful about is the zipper on the side.  I sewed the seams on the outside and serged them in pink/orange/lime, then topstitched them down.  I also added a sheer poly ribbon to the bottom. 

I would just recommend that you use a fabric that's not too stiff-- I used a lightweight black denim, it kinda sticks out a little at the bottom (more obvious in the profile).

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2005 11:11:58 PM »

That is really cute, and it looks retro with the black top!

Which view did you make, and what are the red stripes?  Is that the twill tape?

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2005 09:41:43 AM »

I love bias patterns and your skirt shows exactly why.  They fit and fall so beautifully.

If you want to get rid of the extra stiffness at the bottom, remove your hem and just serge the bottom.  You could use your contrast thread again or a matching thread.  Then re-attach the ribbon.

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2005 06:27:15 PM »

Thanks for the idea to serge it at bottom too  Smiley  The red stripes are serged edges. The skirt is pieced.  When I originally made it, I did the view with the asymmetric hemline-- but it looked kinda frumpy so I chopped it off. I think I made one side longer than the other (oops) so this skirt has been relegated to the closet floor-- Im going to try it again soon!

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2005 06:28:27 PM »

That is adorable!

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