2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

July 20, 2014

A LITTLE WEEKEND SEWING...

...I'm almost certain that I won't win any blogger awards for this make, BUT it's exactly what I wanted.  I've been saying for a long time that I wanted a slouchy, yoga band, knit maxi skirt.  You know the easy wear kind that you can pull on with a tank top when you need to make a run to the store.  Yep, that's exactly what I wanted, and now I've got it.  I had a couple of patterns in mind  - these were the two I chose from

I liked both, and went back and forth with my decision before settling on the first one.  I started out by removing 4 inches each from the hem of both the front and back pattern pieces before cutting.  The pattern runs extremely large, and in the end I finally took the skirt up in the side seams by what amounted  to 3 sizes.  I now wish I had just gone ahead and used the slimmer skirt of the second pattern and just added a yoga waistband.  I really like the skirt though, and plan on making a second one using the other pattern in a denim look knit that I have on hand.

I used a light weight cotton knit that's held resident in my stash for a very long time.  At first I thought it might be too light weight, but turns out it was just right for what I wanted.

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Well, need I mention that
starts this week. Finally, something to watch on TV that sparks my interest...

39 comments:

  1. Looks very comfy indeed ~ and a great fit ... ideal skirt ... J

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  2. Thanks Judith, I really like it.

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    1. Thank you, I glad I finally got around to making it.

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  4. Your skirt looks great!

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  5. this is lovely! awesome summer piece :)

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    1. Me too Jennifer, thank you.

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  7. It's great! Wonderful idea for running out quickly and yet not looking like you just rolled out of bed.

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  8. IKR! It really is comfortable.

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  9. That's lovely and great to wear during hot summer day :)

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  10. Looks comfy and very slimming.

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    1. Thanks Diane and I need the looks slimming part.

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  11. It's really pretty! And who doesn't love a "throw on" garment that STILL looks great and pulled together?!

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  12. Great look in a versatile color! You'll get a lot of wear out of this make for sure.

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    1. Thanks Mushy. You make some lovely skirts yourself.

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  13. It looks great! I bet it's super comfy, too.

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    1. Thank you Alexandra. Love your upcoming wardrobe plans.

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  14. Ooooh Miss Faye - this is too cute! and a little on the sexy side! Watch out now!

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    1. Thanks Terri, I've wanted this skirt for a long time. Thought it was about time to get to it.

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  15. Good choice! I would have selected pattern no. 1 too (if I were a smaller gal, hee hee). I like it on you too.

    Keep sewing,

    Lyric

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    1. Oh, Faye, I meant to share with you about the Make A Garment A Month Challenge". http://makeagarmentamonthchallenge.blogspot.com/; I am thinking you might enjoy the fun.

      Cheers,

      Lyric

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    2. Thank you Lyric - what a pretty name. I took part in the 2013 MAGAM challenge, I think it was the later 5 or 6 months of the year. This year has been so hectic though that I thought I couldn't add to the plate. Thanks for mentioning it though. Sarah has don a wonderful job moderating the site.

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  16. That is an awesome and such a great piece for your wardrobe.

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    1. Thanks Lori. I'm envisioning this simple make in all kinds of scenarios - a tank and a jean jacket is one of them.

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  17. Faye, this is such a great skirt, love this look on you!

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  18. You may not get any blogging awards but you sure got a nice lot of comments on this perfect summer skirt. Your changes make this perfectly proportioned for your figure.

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  19. Thank you so much Nancy. I was a little worried at first because I actually don't like garments that contain too much fabric. I had to decrease, try on, and then decrease some more to get it to my liking. I am happy with it.

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  20. It's cute and it's fitting. You'll enjoy this maxi skirt. Faye, I can't get enough of them.

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  21. The skirt looks great. And Yay to project runway!

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  22. I love this skirt on you Faye!!! Perfect fit and that color will pair with many items!

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BOOKS ACQUIRED

  • Pants Sewing Guide
  • Denim Revolution
  • Pants for Real People
  • Jackets for Real Peopls
  • Easy, Easier, Easiest Tailoring - Palmer & Pletsch - Gifted
  • The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook
  • Ribbon Crafts
  • Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers
  • Successful Serging
  • Making Trousers for Men and Women
  • Couture Sewing Techniques
  • Singer - Perfect Plus
  • Cool Couture
  • Couture, The Fine Art of Sewing
  • Singer Sewing Reference Library - Tailoring - GIFTED
  • The Perfect Fit: The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns - Creative Publishing International
  • Fit for Real People
  • DK-The Complete Book of Sewing