Added Oct 23, 2013
Vintage Butterick 4208 from the 60s was the pattern used for this a-line skirt. It was described as a “hipster” skirt, but daughter no2 wanted it more on her waist, and shorter, if you please. So it went up about 5cm & was shortened by another 4. The sketch shows the hem well above the knee, it isn’t so! I used the remains of a black on black flower print I had in the stash after making a jacket for myself. It’s a polyester of some sort. Shock – no natural fibres!I bound all the seams, the hem & the edge of the facing with a raspberry cupro Hong Kong finish. No-one will really see it, but this fabric frays like mad & it;s nice to see a little contrasting detail. We love the pattern – I have adjusted it so I can make more without all the fiddly bits. Now to make the jacket with what’s left over…
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polyester with cupro lining for bias Hong Kong strips
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