Thursday, October 6, 2011

Proper Attire Skirt

Here is the "Proper Attire Skirt" from Anna Maria patterns, in Japanese cotton ("Unfocused Dream") from Tessuti Fabrics. It is also my first project made with the assistance of my new serger (a machine that simultaneously cuts and sews over the edges of fabric; very, very handy for sewing and not replaceable by a regular machine). I bought a Brother 1034d entirely on the basis of online reviews, and am so far totally happy with it. It is super-scary to cut and sew at the same time, but also an astonishing time-saver. I am happy with the skirt too; I cut a size 12 (I'm a rtw American 6) but by the time I finished tweaking the fit at the waist and hips it was pretty much a straight ten. So, the pattern sizes big.

6 comments:

Janine said...

amazing skirt. hard to believe it only took one metre which is good considering how expensive that material must have been.

Janine said...

amazing skirt. hard to believe it only took one metre which is good considering how expensive that material must have been.

Heather said...

Thank you Janine--You're right, the fabric wasn't chip. Hooray for one-meter patterns!

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velosewer said...

Thanks for the sizing advice. I'll be making up view b. I think we're the same size. Cheers

Alice said...

Great skirt. Good shape. And I like your colour combination.