Patrones #283, Model #6 - Skirt, Modified
I finished another skirt for my daughter this weekend for her winter church wardrobe. While I've modified the pattern quite a bit, I've actually simplified it for sake of the plaid fabric and for fitting.
The original skirt has yokes that are split into three sections, even though it is not shown in the line drawing. That's fine for a solid, but I felt the plaid would look better cut in one piece. There was also a front fly type zipper, which I eliminated for sake of cutting the piece all as one. I also didn't have to match the plaid at a zipper opening.
Eliminating the seams was easy to do, because I don't include seam allowances when tracing patterns. I add the seam allowances when cutting out the fabric. I was able to just tape the two pieces together, fold under the fly extension and cut the piece on a fold.
I was going to insert a zipper into the side seam, but while tracing and grading the pattern up one size (my intention is that she can wear this more than one year!), I discovered there was enough room to make an elastic waist skirt. To that end, I added extra at the top of the yoke to form a casing for the elastic.
I also changed the little snap tab detail on the front to a ribbon and bow - a prettier and less casual look. Other than those changes, I added to the length of the underskirt as the skirt was a bit short.
I'm very pleased with how it turned out and it was very quick to make, finishing the edges on the serger and stitching the seams on the regular machine. I will be making this pattern again, without all the modifications for my daughter in brown corduroy and cotton as a Christmas present later this year.
The last piece for my daughter will be a cardi-wrap. This piece almost didn't get made as I never found the right kind of knit in the right color until Saturday! More on that tomorrow, as I plan to start cleaning and organizing the studio and make the cardi-wrap. It is cut and ready to go right now.
Parting Shot: Bubble Wrap. Everything must be investigated by Wellie. I brought a box in today from the garage and found some bubble wrap in it. Wellie of course, claimed it right away by sitting on it and then thoroughly investigating it.