Friday, November 25, 2011

Pattern Review Stretch and Sew 470, skirt

Abby has accomplished a lot of sewing lately (see following 2 posts)!!
  Enjoy her pattern reviews.


Cherry Red to Cream Stripes
60"
Cotton/Spandex
$12.00

The fabric was incredibly easy to work with.  Both fabric and lining were washed and dried in the machine so care for this skirt will be a cinch.  The pattern is from 1985 and I made a few changes to suit current style and my taste.  I shortened the skirt so that it was a little more modern and added belt loops.


I added the rayon lining, diamond white, which was a breeze to put on the inside.  The pattern didn't call for a lining but I preferred one to prevent the cotton from sticking to leggings or nylons if I ever wore them.  It also has more of a high-end feel for me.  


I used scraps of lining to seam finish the skirt seams

and pockets with a Hong Kong binding.

Originally one side pocket was left as a flap that buttoned at the waist to close it.  It was a perfect set-up for a zipper because the pocket front crosses over the back slightly to hide the opening.  I added the zipper here and, thus, the zipper is an invisible zipper!

You look lovely, Abby!

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