Flippy - McCalls 6842

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

This skirt is so much fun.  It's quick to make, twirls beautifully and swishes around your legs while you're walking.

I used McCalls 6842 view D and a beautiful ponte fino knit from fabric.com.  I ended up cutting out a size 12, removed 3 inches from the length and omitted the back zipper and waistband facing.

The photo below is what I get when I ask my 10 year old to take pictures - but it gives you a better idea of the skirt shape.  I wouldn't normally pair this top with this skirt, but I have a real lack of summer tops, both for work and causal.

One of the best parts about making this skirt is knowing how much money I have saved!  I saw this Witchery skirt and loved it, but not the $100 price tag.  I even went in store to try it on thinking I could justify the purchase somehow (I was thinking along the lines of no time to sew and I need some new clothes).  I really liked it, but it was far too short for me to wear it to work.  I'm so glad I checked the McCalls patterns because this is an exact match, in a better fabric at a more work appropriate length.

Obligatory twirling shot - slightly more revealing than I expected but so. much. fun.

Apologies for the slightly out of focus photos, but I decided it was better to post with dodgy photos than not post at all.  My last assignment is due this week, so hopefully I can spend a little more time in my sewing room after that.  I'm sure Wade does too because at the moment I'm buying plenty of fabric and patterns to get my sewing fix :)


Carolyn said...

Woo! that last shot! Everyone needs a really great LBS and this is super cute. Good luck with the assignment :)

Philippa said...

Fabulous LBS! I love the shape. Who doesn't feel happy wearing a flippy shape like that...and saving so much money, too. What a bonus!

velosewer said...

All the best with your last assignment. Then you can chill for a while.
Love your skirt.

Sharon said...

Love this LBS and it would be perfect for some rock and roll dancing. All the best for your last assignment.

Emma said...

Love it, am a big fan of ponte skirts. Its great when you can copy a RTW item, get a tailored fit and use nicer fabric. That's a definite win!

Marie said...

Love the drape on your skirt. Good luck with the assignment, it will be good to sew some more I am sure.

Gail said...

I love making in ponte - such a forgiving fabric. Great work on the skirt.