Is there such a thing as a photo of such a skirt?
This is what I see... http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6940-products-48286.php?page_id=915
No freaking out allowed. I would not send you into town wearing THAT.
Joylynn Hardesty wrote:"I didn't take the pattern from the back of the skirt because it's very complicated. It goes out around the bum, then in, then out again. I don't really need a skirt that emphasises that area, so I am going to discover what happens if I make the back the same as the front. "
I hope I caught you in time! Make the back a couple inches wider from top to hem. It will fit better, as all bums need more room than the front does. Notice your other skirts, the back is wider than the front. I also don't like the bum hugging styles. It looks like the one wearing it bought it two sizes too small.
Ann Torrence wrote:Do you wear aprons regularly? Or just in costume events? Seems like they would be handy for keeping a dress clean enough to do errands.
#209 Walking Skirt
Misses SM-3X. $16.95
As the Victorian age drew to a close at the beginning of the 20th century and the Edwardian age dawned, women entered the arenas of sports and the professions. This was the skirt they wore, because it was comfortable and yet unencumbered by bustles and hoops. Full-length or street-length, with five gores. Pattern includes instructions for decorative cutwork embroidery (Broderie Anglaise). Suggested fabrics: Medium to heavyweight cottons and blends, linen, silk, lightweight wool, thin wale corduroy, or velvet.
R Ranson wrote:If I'm wearing a skirt, I'll usually wear an apron. But I never do when I'm wearing pants. Maybe that's why my skirts don't need washing as often as jeans.
R Ranson wrote:I admit it, my project has gotten nowhere. But I am really glad that this thread has been revived. There's lots of inspiration here. It's time to get back at it and make myself a perfect skirt.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Here's hoping I didn't hijack your thread too much, R. All of the patterns and sewing tips are likely more what you were after. I hope to move into more of a DIY phase at some point, though am still purchasing a lot of things. :-/ What's probably the most likely for me, is trading my services (of some sort - food, bookkeeping, etc.) for the sewing services of another.
Deb, there's a thread about the Roo Gardening Apron which has awesome pockets on the chest that my overly large smartphone fits in just beautifully. Maybe it would be inspiration for some DIY apron design.
Check your pockets for water buffalo. You might need to use this tiny ad until you locate a water buffalo:
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