This review was originally featured in Threads #170 (December 2013/January 2014). If this pattern is no longer readily available via the pattern company, try searching online for the pattern name and number, or try Etsy.com or eBay.com.
These semifitted princess-seam skirts have a flounce, gores, or panels attached at midthigh. The knee-length view has a circular flounce; the calf-length view has eight gores; and the full-length version has cascading ruffles, displaying the fabric’s wrong side in areas. The instructions are accurate and well-illustrated. For cold weather, try leather or wool crepe for the shorter versions; for warmer climates, use linen, cotton, and floral prints. For the holidays, try the long skirt in silk duchesse satin, silk Mikado, silk gazar, or taffeta. With the right top, the long skirt could be part of a bridal ensemble. The sample skirt is polyester taffeta from Mood Fabrics.
(Sized Misses’ 6-22 for hips 32.5-46 in.)
Sewing Tip: After stitching the first fold on the ruffle edges or hems, use duckbill scissors to trim the raw edges before finishing.
– Tested by Carla Boissonault, Morris Plains, New Jersey
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Sewing tip: After stitching the first fold on the ruffle edges or hems, use duckbill scissors to trim the raw edges before finishing.