Monday, August 26, 2013

DIY Pleated Skirt + Pattern Review M6706



Hi Darlings!

I would normally have more to say today but I am just going to share my pattern review with you and check back in tomorrow. Be well dolls! xoxo

Fabric: Metro Textiles Call Kashi: 212-209-0004 / Pattern: M6706 / Heels (old) Aldo /
Belt @ Target / Necklace and Bracelet @ Charming Charlie

Pattern: M6706


Fabric Used: I have no idea what this fabric is. It has a little stiffness to it which makes the pleats awesome to make. 


Pattern Sizing: I cut the 6

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope when you were done? Yep I think so.

Were the instructions easy to follow? This a pretty straight forward skirt, just please the fabric and attach it to the straight waistband, insert zipper and you're done.


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I wanted a pleated skirt for some time and this just happen to be the perfect fabric for it, it would also be a good fabric for a blazer but I didn't have enough.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None.

Would you sew it again? I may make another in leather, soon...like really soon. 

Would you recommend it to others? Yes!



xoxo
Mimi G



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46 comments:

  1. Hi Mimi-

    Happy Monday! I love your NYC finds - great fabrics! Very cute! Don't you just love Charming Charlie? My sister raved about this store and when I finally went into it I fell in love with it! Enjoy your week!!

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  2. Too cute...pretty print. Love the blouse with it.

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  3. Love...as usual, lol. I can't wait to see it in leather! I wish I had the patience to sew...

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  4. Mimi for a new beginner aka me. Can you please give me some idea of what would be a good fabric to use for the pleated skirt. I <3 this. Thanks Much :)

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    1. You can use anything really to make pleats but woven's works best like cottons and if they have a stiffer feel that makes it even better ;-)

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  5. The pattern looked like such a snooze to me, but yours is poppin'! Amazing choice of fabric and print.

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    1. Thanks Susan...looking beyond the pattern envelope, lol

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  6. Gorgeous outfit - as always :) Love the blouse! Is it a DIY or purchased?

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  7. Very cute outfit. Love the skirt!

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  8. Such a pretty color and print! I know the leather is going to be FAB!

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  9. So adorable and I really like that print and the belt is a nice touch. Awesome as usual, MiMi.

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  10. Mimi im def going to make this and post for you too see. You are an inspiration to is all...making sewing sexy!!!!

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  11. Mimi, I love many of the skirts and dresses you sew. However, I would wear mine to work and would like them to come below the knee. How could I lengthen the garment without losing the integrity of the pattern? Thanks, Chantea

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    1. The pattern has length variations. I made mine shorter, the pattern without modification came to my knees.

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  12. Mimi,
    Everything you wear looks gorgeous on you. I like all your outfits, that's my style. I got many ideas from you and I get many compliments. Thanks!

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  13. I like how you show that you can't always take a pattern for it's face value. You can take something simple and give it your own personal style. I believe that's one of the reasons why no matter how simple the pattern is, you make it look good and it inspires us to do the same.

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  14. I didn't read all the comments so forgive me if this was asked, I just bought some bordeaux denim and was planning on making a mock American Apparel circle skirt very similar to this. do you think denim would fall right for this pattern or be too heavy?

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    1. You can make a circle skirt out of denim, it will be fine.

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  15. Thanks for sharing your style with us Mimi!! You are awesome!

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  16. Lovely! Just lovely.

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  17. I can hardly wait to visit Metro Textiles when in NYC. Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Tell Kashi I sent you (get a discount)

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  18. Hi Mimi! I love how this skirt looks, and great material choice as well. Question, how would I size this pattern down for say a size 2 or size 4? Please help, beginner here.

    Thanks,
    Shae

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  19. This is so cute!!!! Make me want to start making my own clothes!!!

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  20. Love this!!! Absolutely love your style. I wanted to comment on all pics but that would be doing too much lol...
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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.