Added Oct 10, 2012
I finally found the classic A line skirt pattern that I had been looking for at a flea market in Missouri for only .55 cents! The only problem was that it was a size 24 (waist), and since I haven’t been able to boast of a 24in waist in a couple of decades, I had to alter the pattern by several inches …without losing the grainline. This was tricky, but I did it. I maintained the grainline.
I purchased the wool on sale, only $2.00 a yard. A brown plaid is exactly what I had in mind for this skirt. The plaid is perfectly matched. This was my first time working with plaid. Now I am over my fear of plaids block!
The skirt is also underlined with chocolate broadcloth, only $3.99 per yard, and lined with ivory acetate, only .50 per yard. Acetate is not usually my first choice for a lining, but for the price it was worth a try. I turned the lining crepe side out. I prefer the buff ivory rather than the glossy. …The blouse is thrifted.
wool blend, chocolate broadcloth, ivory acetate, McCall’s pattern 7407 (1960s)
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