Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Long in the making: McCalls 5591

I bought this pattern over a year ago and the fabric as well. Usually, because I am so small, I can lay out the pieces differently and save a lot of fabric, so I bought less than it said to. This of course came back to get me when I cut them out and didn't have enough fabric to do the waistband facings. Derp!
I had leftover beige lining after finishing my wool pants, so I pulled this out of the drawer and set to it. It was very fast and easy, as it was already cut out! (fabric and pattern)
 I also had a burgundy zipper so I didn't even have to go to the store! I like it- it is flattering and also perfect fall colors.
 I am a big fan of pleats lately, so I like this style. I hemmed it on the machine but did the zipper by hand and the whole thing took maybe an hour or two.
Yay to quick and easy projects!!

11 comments:

  1. It's adorable! I love the fabric.

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  2. Really nice, lovely fabric and the skirt is a great flattering shape.

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  3. This is so flattering and lovely! I totally think this will work as a cold and warm weather skirt!

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  4. My absolutely favourite shape, pleats sewn onto a basque. Love it. Beautiful fabric too. Just perfect for all year round too - boots and tights in the winter, sandals in the summer...

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  5. pleats just lay so attractively on you! Great job!

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  6. Cute! I have trouble getting larger pleats like that to lay right, so good job! Also your shoes are fabulous.

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  7. Great Fall fabric! Nice pattern choose.

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  8. I made a pleated dress out of that fabric... I love it, such a fabulous color. Your skirt looks great!

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  9. You look so great!! I love the skirt and fabric and it really will work for summer or winter. What a good job and it only took you a few hours, you're amazing!

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  10. Send me one! I love it and it looks great on you!

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  11. I love your skirt! It's so fun :)

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