Linda Skirt by Mouseinmypocket

Summary

Category:
Clothing
Pattern:
Linda skirt
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-02-24T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-02-25T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This is the skirt I'm making to go with my Bombshell Bodice.  I found some amazing novelty sewing fabric to make it in - It's a Japanese fabric made by Yuwa.  I finally found a place you can buy it online (eBay by the 1/2 yard).

I'm making the skirt using the Linda pattern by BurdaStyle. I'm not sure how high waisted the skirt is, but I would like it to have a nice fitted couture style waist, so I may have to make a few adjustments to the pattern.

**Update 02/25/2012**
Thanks to all the advice I got, I was able to get the skirt completely finished today. I'm so excited to share it with you, but it's a little dark out now.  I'll try to take some photos tomorrow.

**Update 02/26/2012**
I was able to take a few photos, even with the dreary weather. Let me know what you think!

Pictures

original linda skirt design

Loves

Craftiebee
Saruqa

Comments

Bowhows

I got a little slobber on my monitor drooling over that fabric.

Mouseinmypocket

Bowhows I'd been drooling over it at my LQS the last couple times I went in. I finally decided I had the perfect project for it. I'm so excited about it.

Posyp

Since this is practically a circle skirt, and is not intended to fit snugly on the hips I would say go with your waist measurement. With sewing you can always take a seam in if it is too large, but you cannot add cloth which is not there, which is what would happen if you were to cut the size 6. The sizing guide, is just that a 'guide', this is where you need to intelligently consider your actual body measurements to the measurements of the pattern and decide for yourself what works best for your figure shape.

Melcollette

You should always start with your widest size, and taper patterns where you need to in order to get to the other sizes per your body measurements. In this case, the skirt isn't fitted, so go with your widest measurement and just use that, no need to taper anything or re-draw the pattern. I would start with a muslin, though!

Melcollette

And, that model for the skirt is freakishly skinny!!

Mymble

Hmmm- I sew for my daughter who wears a size 2 in ready to wear and I use the 6 in patterns- they are like that:)- and even then I usually wind up adjusting the pattern on the muslin...I would suggest cutting out the muslin for this- (perhaps start with the 6 and see if simply giving yourself a bit more room in the waist works well without affecting the drape of the panels) the fabric is just too awesome to risk a mistake- I am very cautious when sewing clothes anyway but I'd be super so with this fabric:)))( I love Suzuko Koseki too!- her books are incredible BTW)

Mouseinmypocket

Posyp Melcollette thanks for the tip, and yes she is skinny. She has no hips at all.

Mouseinmypocket

Mymble I didn't know that she had books! I'll have to look for those immediately.

Melcollette

I just looked at the bodice post you have, and I misunderstood your description here. Definitely go for the waist measurement!

Posyp

Mouseinmypocket Melcollette ALL Models are super skinny! & super tall, that is what makes them good 3d clothes hangers for the photos, but not much use for showing what the garments will look like on differently proportioned figures - rant over....

Melcollette

Posyp , lol, totally! I'll bet her hip bones were her widest measurement.

Mouseinmypocket

Melcollette Posyp you two are funny!

Mymble

Mouseinmypocket Yup- Playful Patchwork is the one I have and she has at least one more on patchwork. Posyp to the rescue again re - sizing with patterns. For this pattern it looks like your options are to either adjust up on the muslin with the size 6- and then you may affect the drape, or adjust down with the size 10- and you may not even want to eliminate any of the extra drape- either way it shouldn't be a tough fix! looking forward to seeing this- it will be great!

Mymble

Posyp so true- and just to add, the drawings on the pattern envelopes- when they use drawings have an extra height added-I was told it's an extra "head" height- so when you look at the design it isn't true to the finished product.

Posyp

Mymble Yes it is an extra "head" height - nearly all in the legs too. I remember having dreadful trouble at college trying to design clothes on a 'croquis' (that's a body outline for designing clothes on to you & me) with those proportions. I ended up pleating a bit of length out of the legs so I could see what I was doing otherwise it just didn't make sense to my eyes.

Mymble

Posyp Kudos to you for even being able to get past it- I doubt I could even see it-so funny that these kinds of things supposedly need to be employed to sell a design.

Mymble

Definitely not a project in distress any longer but a fabulous project completed- looks great!

Silsbee

Looks terrific! :)

Mouseinmypocket

Silsbee Mymble Thanks ladies!

Speattle

I'm so excited to see this coming along. The fabric is really fun!

Mouseinmypocket

Speattle thanks!

Posyp

Great looking skirt, although it doesn't look as full on you as it does on the model. That might be the difference in angle, or the fact that she is a stick insect and needs a belt to keep it up. Looking forward to the top to go with it now ;)

Mouseinmypocket

Posyp I ended up having to cut a bit of the fullness because I didn't have wide enough fabric to do the folds. I think I just lost a little of it when I divided the 2 panels into 3.

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