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Help finding a skirt pattern? For ME!

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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I got 2 yards of beautiful semi-sheer black cotton fabric with delicate silver flowers embroidered on it (with wee sequins!!). I want to make a skirt for me, and possibly a matching one for my daughter. I have a zipper and black cotton broadcloth for the lining.

I'm trying to decide on a style of skirt for me. I like knee-length. I'm plus size, so it would be great to have a design with bigger measurements.

I am an intermediate sewer, I think, though I am still learning some of the lingo and techniques. I'm thinking a panel skirt would be good, but maybe there's a better style out there?

Help!!
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lucky2Beeme
by Bronze Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 6:18 PM


simplicity sewing pattern 7240 womens plus size 18 22 easy

lucky2Beeme
by Bronze Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 6:20 PM

... Sewing Pattern 7221- WOMENS PLUS Size 18,24 - Blouse Skirt Pants

This skirt can be made in 2 hours !


jridgill
by Jennifer on Feb. 8, 2013 at 8:34 PM
Have you seen the mommy And me skirt patterns violette field threads just released? So pretty
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krystlbear_84
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 8:42 PM

BUMP!

mama_girl07
by Silver Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 8:45 PM

i found this onw I want to try. i think im going to make it a bit shorter though.

http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/elasticated-maxi-skirt-plus-size-092012

ZsMommy
by Heids on Feb. 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM

I'm no help with patterns but the fabric sounds really pretty.

perfect01
by Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 9:59 PM

2 yards won't be enough to make a maxi skirt for you and a skirt for your daughter.  The pattern you like is a gathered full length skirt.  So to know roughly what you need in fabric, you would take at least 2 x your hip measurement, then figure the length.  If you take the measurement across the fabric that will be your circumference, then you need your length.  I wear an 18 and I would need 80" around (preshrunk)  and 40" long.  So overall I would need 2 X the 42" width fabric by 40" long =  so 80" so 21/4 yards.  Then you would want a bit more to insure you had enough for the waistband.

Chilandra
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Here's a pattern that appears easy to make.

http://butterick.mccall.com/b5840-products-44658.php?page_id=147

Butterick Pattern See & Sew #B5840 - Adults

http://butterick.mccall.com/b5801-products-27949.php?page_id=4264

Butterick Pattern See & Sew #B5801 - Girls    You can lengthen the skirt on this to match your own.

Brieshon
by Silver Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 9:34 AM
Thanks, ladies!!
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