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Skirt Blitz

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I am in the midst of an intensive campaign to increase my skirt wardrobe.  Last night I started attacking my fabric stash.  So far one skirt is complete and another needs hemming and the waist binding.  I drafted a pattern to make a gored skirt.  My daughter watched me cut one piece and commented that it looked too small to fit me.  She exclaimed when I announced that I had to cut 7 more pieces, “A skirt is only suppose to have 2 pieces.”  I guess when she starts to sew again, her choice will be very simple patterns.

The finished skirt is a subdued polyester crepe de chine. The skirt in progress is lively dotted pattern in silk crepe de chine.  I brought both pieces a few years ago from Sarah’s Fabrics in Takoma Park, Md.  I intended to make tops, but now they are skirts.

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Author: Mpressive Threadz

I started sewing when I was 11 years old, and had my own clients when I was 12. I graduated from the H.S. of Fashion Industries, majoring in fashion design. I expanded my technical background by attending evening classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology and working many years at a major pattern company. I have been creating custom wedding gowns and evening dresses for more years than I care to count. I LOVE WORKING WITH FABRICS. I love fine sewing techniques. I love creating beautiful dresses.

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