Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Simple Modern Sewing Pattern 5b

Today I made Pattern 5b "Skirt with Box Pleat" from Simple Modern Sewing by Shufu To Seikatsu Sha.

I had been looking for an A-line box pleat/inverted pleat skirt pattern and this seemed to fit the bill. It took about 4-5 hours or so over the day including tracing and cutting out, and much unnecessary unpicking due to sewing the wrong line for the pleat.

  • Seam allowances must be added (and its better if you add them accurately - saves fiddling later)
  • I used a remnant ($1.50) of grey and black patterned fabric - soft but medium weight
  • Follow the correct line for the pleat (place the back on the front and you'll know if you've got it correct - they will be the same width)
  • Usually I add a centimetre or more through the hips/thighs on everything I sew - and I should have here too.
  • When made to the instructions this is a below knee skirt
  • I used an ordinary zipper not an invisible one and it is ok
  • An easy to sew, comfortable skirt but the next one I make I will make it wider through the thigh so the pleat hangs better when I'm wearing it.

Can't decide whether Mary or I should model it... Mary has to model it - she is currently a bit slimmer than me!

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