The course started in January and finishes up this week. It has been so much fun, is completely fascinating and I'm thrilled to say that I created my own skirt pattern (graded to my own size) and sewed it up last week. Here's my 7-Gore Peg Skirt!
|the sassy photo|
Instead of a yoke waist-band I extended the top waist 1" and sewed a facing to line the skirt 3.5" down. The invisible zipper needs some help, but it was a great experience (I've actually only sewed one before). We were asked to submit a finished project in muslin but were 'allowed' to use any fabric of our choice. I chose a simple cotton/poly blend because it was cheap (yay) and I loved how bright it looked in the store. It really is a little but too bright for my liking, but I WILL be making this pattern in a 'nicer' fabric...maybe to wear on Sundays? I think this skirt would look great as part of a suit and I'm pumped that suit jackets are part of the Pattern Making 3 course. Woohoo...no more bare wrists! :)
Pattern Making 2 starts in April and will focus on bodices, sleeves and dresses. Awesome.