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Summer’s End

Posted on: 19 August, 08

When I found this fabric at Vogue Fabrics in Chicago, I planned to make a gored skirt.  The pattern is very large for my small frame.  Seaming would break up the pattern, leaving just the great colors.  Well, this was a fabric that Hubski held up from across the store and I said, “Yes, get a yard and half of that one.”  I did not actually touch it or I would have noticed that it was way too firm for something as swishy as a gored skirt….unless I wanted it to stand away from my body like a bell. 

I could have sworn Ottobre had a straight skirt with a center front panel.  I looked through my binder of line drawings at least a dozen times because I *knew* I had seen it.  I looked through my other patterns.  Nope.  Apparently, I had only seen it in my head.  No worries.  This would be an easy hack.

The wide yoke of design #7 from the 02/06 issue is so comfortable and flattering.  Moving the center seam to the sides would give me the gored look.  I wish I could say there was lots of math involved, but, umm, no.  I held the pattern against my body and figured out where it would be flattering to have seam lines.  I folded the pattern at that point and cutting it out, adding a seam allowance.  For the center panel, I folded the pattern the other way and added a seam allowance. 

I am very pleased with the way it turned out.  Two seam lines in the front is a very slimming look.  The fabric has just a touch of lycra, which makes it oh so comfy to wear.  I realize summer is almost over and this a very summery print, but I don’t care.  It is such a pretty fabric that I did not want to wait until next summer. 

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11 Responses to "Summer’s End"

Lovely fabric and cute skirt. The colors look so bright and playful. Very nice work Teri. It looks really good on you.

I love that fabric. You did a great job. How’s that knee? How’s the PT coming along?

Nice job, Terri. I think it is a perfect skirt and fabric to end the season.

Teri – that skirt looks great – love the print. g

It looks great Teri

gorgeous summery skirt! I may have to reconsider that internal argument I have about using bigger prints after seeing this skirt. This one is beautiful!

Very cute skirt! Hope you have lots of summery days left to wear it.

I LOVE it…and I think it could have a more autumnal look with a gold long-sleeved tee, or holiday-ish with a red turtleneck…You won’t have to wait until next spring! Did I mention I LOVE it?

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