Added Sep 17, 2011
This is Kwik Sew 3728 View B.
Having been a stay-a-home-wife now for some time, and because my health has highs and lows, I was starting to feel standards, um, slipping…. after being over looking like a slob in my “tracky dacks”, some comments from my husband “why don’t you wear a pretty dress?” and Gertie’s post :- http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2011/05/working-at-home-fashion-dilemma.html
I decided it was time to take action and make something nice, yet comfy, yet practical for being at home. This skirt was the answer. It is stretchy denim, has nice deep pockets and is very comfortable.
I made size medium. I this is the second Kwik Sew pattern I have used (the other one was for a bridesmaid dress for someone else). I must say I think their patterns are FAB. They give proper measurements for the finished garment at all main points – bust, waist , hips so you don’t get any nasty problems with “ease” which makes choosing a size and fitting really easy. The only problem is that (and this may be just my personal taste) a lot of their patterns are just so….. frumpy. But I did like this pattern very much. I wanted pockets (cause they’re handy) and a button up front.
I added two inches. I didn’t do the belt loops because my machine HATED the topstitching thread and I had already used 2 spools of it to do the topstitching I did do and didn’t want to buy any more (I did extra than the pattern suggested and a lot of it got eaten up by my machine) and I don’t think I would really wear a belt with it anyway.
I used the denim buttons you attach with a hammer. I did find that there was gaping between the buttons but this could have been because of my poor placement, the fabric I used or even my plump tum – so I ended up sewing some velcro between the lap over for the two top buttons and now it is fine. I’ve given it a “Intermediate” because the pockets are fiddly and it’s little nerve racking cutting into the skirt!
A HUGE shout-out to David of BurdaStyle for fixing my photos and putting an end to me looking like an Oompa Loompa!!!****
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