Thursday, 27 May 2010

kick pleat skirt - Vogue 8426

This is a newly opened pattern V8426 that is still in the pattern book. The fabric is at least 20 years old. This red crepe is from my size 8 days. I loved the work that Kbenco did on this two years ago so the pattern has been waiting for me to open it for over 18 months.
This is a wearable toile that took some adjusting, not just on the pattern, but after I basted the skirt together. I'm a 12 and the pattern was 6 - 10.The instructions were easy enough to follow. I had to do this at times when I had the head space to let it all sink in.
What I did realise is that when I make this again, I'll sew the front pieces together, then the back pieces before joining the skirt together.
The lining was a skirt pattern that had been cut out but not made up from a previous project.

Technical adjustments included:
-sway back adjustment
-added 4cm to back width on centre piece only
-added 4m to front width on centre piece only
-slivered off 1/2 cm from curve after basting the skirt
- added 3cm to back hem line.
Once I make a top to 'match' I'll take a decent picture for you. Cheers.


Gail said...

I've had great success with this pattern too. Love your red fabric. Is this part of your wardrobe sewing?

Sheila said...

Lovely skirt and have that pattern too... looking forward to the blouse you will pair with it.

velosewer said...

Thanks for the comments. Red is about to come back into my wardrobe. He he he.

Sharon said...

Love the skirt and the red. Enjoy wearing it.


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