Monday, August 9, 2010

McCall's 5591-skirt

I have sewn the McCall's 5591 skirt pattern before for my daughter, and really liked the way it turned out. Looking to add some simple skirts for this H-O-T summer to my wardrobe, I thought I would try it again.
Using some pretty jazzy quilting cotton, I made this up a couple of weeks ago. Cute and fast, and a pattern that I would heartily recommend! In fact, I plan to make it again. Here are a few pictures on our way to Mass:




Love the pockets!
If you look closely you can see a seam at the center front, where I had to do a little fudging. Tho no seam is called for in the pattern, I found a flaw at the fold line of my fabric AFTER I had the skirt cut out :-( 
It was easy to fix by sewing in a small seam there, and adjusting the pleats to fit the yoked waistband, which I love just as much as the pockets! I would add more length next time to allow for a deeper hem if using another lightweight cotton.


3 comments:

  1. I stumbled upon your blog from the Friday Night Sew In links... and I LOVE the skirt :) The fabric you picked out is amazing! Great job!!

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  2. Great skirt pattern. If only I like sewing clothes! I'm guessing there is a zipper? The skirt looks very flattering.

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