Sunday, July 3, 2011

Got'a Lov'a Print



Pattern: Very Easy Vogue 8424
OOP but still available on their website.

Fabric: Black - cotton print from Fabric.com purchased two years ago.
Green - Heather Bailey print from Stitch Cleveland (local).

Pattern Adjustments: I've made View B of this skirt in a cotton before but always felt the front pleat pulled it down in front. I wanted an A-line with pockets so I just eliminated the pleat by laying the front pattern piece with the CF on the fold.

Fitting Adjustments: None.

Construction notes: I used the fabulous underlining as lining (on the link site, scroll down until you see HongKong underlining) method and attached the pocket lining after the the underlining was turned. Both skirt hems were completed using the blind-stitch function on my machine.

App. Prep time: 1-1/2 hours to cut fabric, lining, and interfacing for both skirts. I just didn't feel like bothering to try and match the patterns ;)

App. Sewing time: 2-1/2 hours of solid, uninterrupted sewing for each skirt.

Real-life time: Used my Saturday afternoon/evening to sew them both (7 hours with interruptions) but they were cut out about 3 weeks ago.

Miss Alaney: Love the results of the no-pleat A-line! If you're a pocket person, you'll love these, they're nice and deep. They're the main reason I chose this pattern.

Goes with: Summer t-shirts. I realized when I got out my summer wardrobe this year that I have a solid T in almost every color imaginable so matching a top won't be a problem. The skirts are a welcome addition to my summer run-around outfits and will be worn with my Teeny Tiny shorts.

4 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Those are two great summer skirts! I'm sure they will get a lot of use this season!

Dana said...

Thanks Carolyn!

Gail said...

Love the black floral!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love that underlining/faux hong kong finish technique. I use it as often as I remember to! Great skirts for summer--they will match a million things!