Added Jan 31, 2012
A skirt for me. View C of onion 3021.
I only made minor adjustments to the pattern.
1. I reduced the finished width of the waistband to 1.5 cm
2. I increased the bottom band to 3cm finished width. I cut it from self fabric and pressed a very slight curve into it before sewing it onto the bottom of the skirt.
3. I faced the front flap edge with a piece of self fabric 20 cm wide cut slightly off the grain to match the grain on the skirts edge.
Before I did anything else I taped and stay stitched the waistband edge of the skirt piece to prevent stretching as the fabric is very soft and drapey. I used the paper pattern as a guide for the length of the tape.
I love this pattern – despite it’s simplicity it is so well thought out that the flap hangs down without dislodging any of the drapes folds formed by the bias cut.
Spotted cretonne fabric – very soft and drapey. Lovely to sew but it needs to be treated with respect to avoid stretching or snagging.
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