Congrats to the following two winners of the Simplicity Pattern #2314 and the $25 Gift Card to Fabric.com! make sure to email me your name, mailing address and email so I can get you these out to you asap!
Thanks to Simplicity.com they have offered a 15% OFF the class Pattern and FREE SHIPPING! Use Coupon Code: MIMIGNL15
*****READY TO WEAR SIZES AND PATTERN SIZES ARE NOT THE SAME.
I wear a size 2 or 3 in ready to wear but I sew sizes 6-10 depending on the garment so don't be alarmed.
I have highlighted the areas you need to focus on when ordering your pattern and buying your fabric.
I usually cut and make a size 6 for myself which is highlighted above and because we are making a skirt that falls away from the hips (non-form fitting) we only need to focus on the waist measurement today.
#1 Measure your waist and select the size closest to that measurement.
#2 Just below that you will notice I pointed to skirt B (below knee) which is the one I will be making and it says I will need 1 1/2 yards of fabric.
*Note: The length has no bearing on the lessons so if you want to make Skirt A (long) or Skirt C (short) then choose the fabric yardage next to that skirt and under your size.
#3 Once you have determined your size and fabric yardage go ahead and order your pattern HERE and enter the coupon code to get 15% off and free shipping.
We will need to buy lining fabric for the skirt because as you can see this pattern is for an unlined skirt so we will be making our own lining. Make sure to buy the same amount of lining as you do your skirt fabric.
For Sizes 20-24: Butterick 3134 View B is a great option of you fall between a size 20-24 according to the measurements given on the back of the Butterick pattern. You will be able to follow along so dont worry to much about having to use an alternate pattern and choose your size and fabric yardage the same way as I explained for Simplicity 2314.
(supplies are the same for both patterns)
Fabric (suggestions and purchasing links below)
*remember to buy the fabric yardage according to your Size and Length you have chosen*
1.5 yards Lightweight Interfacing (@Joann's "Natural Ultra Weft 860F" or Online HERE)
Lining (same yardage as main fabric) suggestions and link below
9" Invisible Zipper (Ignore the pattern suggestion)
Hook & Eye
If you need sewing machine suggestions go HERE for my personal choices.
FABRIC + LINING
African Prints (no wax)
Ikat Prints (my choice)
Any lightweight to medium weight Cotton, Denim, Pique, Polin or Crepe will be good, avoid anything that is slippery, silky or stretchy (like knits)
Okay, make sure to get all the supplies and I will meet you back here on friday for the first lesson!