|McCall's 6654 with Simplicity 1945|
I blame Scandal and all you Scandal lovers for bringing me over to the dark side.
Fabric & Notions
- one yard of grey/black knit houndstooth
- 3/4" no-roll elastic
- serger, coverstitch machine, and thread
Sizing & Alterations
I started with a size 16 (I know, too big) and made my normal full seat adjustment by slashing and spreading the back 1.25". I started with the larger size because I really didn't feel like making a muslin. So I figured if it was too big, I could make it smaller and I did. I ended up taking 1" out of the sides so that I could get the fit I wanted. Next time, I'll cut between a 12 and 14.
I serged the sides and "attached" the casing. I didn't understand the instructions for this part and just did what I thought made sense. I don't know if the casing is supposed to be on the inside or not, but mine looks like a narrow waistband. It works and I'm not changing it! As for the elastic, I cut it to my waist measurement and then adjusted the length after it was inserted into the casing.
Here the skirt is paired with Simplicity 2422 (left) and Jalie 2559 (right).
This skirt is part of my fall 6PAC plan - which has sort of morphed into a full 12PAC with pretzels. I don't think I want to sew these colors for long, so I'll do some editing and add in some other colors. In fact, I think I might try to do an Endless Combinations type of plan.
Do you remember the Endless Combinations contest on PR? This was one of my favorite contests since it opened the door to building a wardrobe of coordinating outfits. The idea is to make a garment (or use a previously made garment) and make a second to wear with it. Then make a third garment to match with either the first and/or second. And so forth. Before you know it, you've got a whole wardrobe collection or a capsule of coordinated pairs.
I don't know why this contest hasn't run in a while. I think the idea is kinda neat. Would anyone be interested in doing an EC sew along? We can space out the time to cover a few months and, perhaps, continue the spirit of the wonderfully inspiring Style the Stash sew along started by Sarah Liz. We can step into the depths of scary sewing (I'm talking to you collar stand and welt pockets) and join BeaJay in some fearlessness.
I'd love to hear your thoughts. Anyone interested?