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« on: May 29, 2006 09:08:30 PM »

I am very happy with how this skirt turned out! The waistband uses crossgrain ribbon. It looks and feels great. I wear size 10 women's jeans and made size 18 on the pattern.

« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2006 09:19:12 PM »

Love it! But you wear a 10 and the pattern is 18?Huh I just don't get it with the pattern companies.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2006 10:14:00 PM »

Pattern co's are kinda odd... but the nice thing is that they are consistant.  So, if you get one McCall's pattern to fit, you could make the rest fit the same way by using the same size and set of adjustments.  I guess you just have to get over the shock factor of the number.

Looks great!  I A-line skirts... so comfy and nice in the summer Smiley  Mmm, especially in linen or cotton...  Cool

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2006 10:16:20 PM »

i've made that skirt a lot, and instead of using a zipper i cut it on the bias and use elastic, it's so much easier and more comfy. you should try it

« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2006 01:23:05 PM »

Your skirt turned out really good!

I tried this pattern once upon a time, but I had issues with the waistband (thought it was uncomfortable, although it might have just been too small), and the fabric I chose didn't work well with it.  It was a floral-ish pattern in sages, cream, and tan.  I loved the fabric, but the skirt ended up looking very 70's and outdated.  I think I gave it away.

But your skirt gives me hope for this pattern, so perhaps I'll give it another try.  Someday.
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2006 07:11:32 PM »

Pattern companies still use the garment industry's sizing standards from the 1950s.  While women's clothing has been made progressively larger over the years to appeal to women's egos (it's called vanity sizing), the pattern industry has not changed.  Hence the size discrepancy.  On another note the colors and detail at the bottom of the skirt are awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2006 05:06:22 PM »

I love this pattern.  I have used it for every a-line skirt that I have made.  I prefer a lined skirt, so I usually just cut two skirts, one outer fabric, one inner fabric and stitch them together.  I have also made this with a wool knit and an elastic waistband.  Worked fabulously.  It's one of my favorite basic patterns.

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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2006 03:48:24 PM »

Wow - I just bought that pattern.  I looks great on you.  But I'm panicing.  I wear an *18* in RTW... and the pattern only goes up to size 22... sounds like I'm going to need to alter it.   Undecided

« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2007 05:39:10 PM »

oh the blocked colors you did at the bottom looks so cute!  ive always wanted to make a skirt with a stripe like that at the bottom.

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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2007 03:51:33 PM »

Oh, wow, that looks gorgeous!  Your colour choices are great, the blocking at the bottom looks just great. 

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