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SewStylish Summer Fashion Challenge 2013

Grades of Blue Skirt

Jun 04, 2013
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Sketch of the skirt.

I was inspired by a blog post on  The post is for a wide-waistband half-circle color block skirt.  I decided to modify the pattern to an a-line design and to create a mono-chromatic skirt which utilizes two sheer fabrics rather than color blocking wavy stripes.

The pattern pieces were created by measuring my waist where I wanted the skirt to start and determining the length I wanted the skirt to be.  From these measurements I created an a-line skirt pattern without seam or hem allowances.  Then I cut it to create curved stripes.  Finally I added hem and seam allowances to these pieces.

The waistband is re-inforced with fusable interfacing and I inserted an invisible zipper and hook and eye closure in the side seam.  Because the chiffon and floral sheer are such delicate fabrics, I hand roll-hemmed the skirt.

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  1. Melaniemac July 16th

    Great idea and very pretty little skirt! It would look amazing with a little jacket or blouse out of the patterned sheer fabric.

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