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bmoyer
Posted 2012-07-24 8:37 AM (#82858)
Subject: what choices to make this skirt


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I saw this pattern on the pr board, and thought wow, that should be simple to make it pmb. Then I go in to make it and realize the only panel choice has way too many panels and there is no option for a hem insert outside of that choice. So I think maybe I will have to choose the one with too many panels and then save it, then merge it in pe with one with the insert that i think i would like to use, and then do surgery in pe to make it all look right? I am asking to see if I am learning this yet lol. Also if I wanted to do the ones with the ruffle look, how would I get that?
thanks
Betty

here is the link to the pattern I am wanting to copy:

http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m5523-products-8072.php?page_id=113...
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julie w
Posted 2012-07-24 10:26 AM (#82860 - in reply to #82858)
Subject: Re: what choices to make this skirt


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I would think that you are on the right track. I made a similar skirt last year using the six gore skirt and took it into PE to make a flounce. I'll attempt to attach the PE pattern. I haven't tried the flounce but thinking aloud I would draw a circle with the inner circle diameter the same as the width of the centre back gore and the length as desired slice it open and sew a shorter circle to the longer circle and attach to the bottom of the centre back gore....clear as mud!! Maybe someone else can explain it better than I just did or have a better idea.



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vickys
Posted 2012-07-24 11:38 AM (#82864 - in reply to #82858)
Subject: RE: what choices to make this skirt


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It says that pattern is $1.48 plus shipping. For that little money, it may be worth getting the pattern to see how they draft it. I buy patterns on sale for that reason all the time.
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bmoyer
Posted 2012-07-24 4:31 PM (#82872 - in reply to #82858)
Subject: RE: what choices to make this skirt


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Hi Julie,
so you took the 6 gore in and then joined them in pe? I didn't see a 6 gore, so I must have over looked it, I will be doing more experimenting.
thanks for your pics they look good, did you have any of your finished skirt?
Betty
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bmoyer
Posted 2012-07-24 4:33 PM (#82874 - in reply to #82858)
Subject: Re: what choices to make this skirt


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HI Vicky,
I didn't even notice what the price was, I will probably go get it. I like to ask the group on things like this because sometimes I get an answer that makes all the difference, like the yoked skirt I was helped with recently.
Betty
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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2012-07-24 5:06 PM (#82875 - in reply to #82858)
Subject: RE: what choices to make this skirt



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Hi,

The Inset Hem skirt with the Back Panel for the Hem Inset is exactly the same pattern as your skirt example. The back inset panel can be gathered, pleated, etc. for whatever look you like. Choose the faced waistline and the side zipper.



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julie w
Posted 2012-07-24 5:52 PM (#82876 - in reply to #82858)
Subject: Re: what choices to make this skirt


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I don't have a photo of the skirt but can get one, it may not be until a day or two though.
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bmoyer
Posted 2012-07-24 7:26 PM (#82878 - in reply to #82858)
Subject: Re: what choices to make this skirt


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Thanks Lisa,
I was having such a good time in pe too lol.. That is why I ask these questions though, because someone with more knowledge than me will point me in the right direction.

Julie,
I look forward to seeing it. I will keep checking back. don't worry about hurrying though. I appreciate it whenever you get to it.
Betty
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Cate - Gold Coast
Posted 2012-07-25 6:38 AM (#82882 - in reply to #82858)
Subject: Re: what choices to make this skirt


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I use this design frequently for my business skirts - gored skirt with back hem inset. But unless you love the side zipper, I would use a centre back zipper. It will alter the look of the back (ie you will have 4 pieces of fabric instead of 3). However with a faced skirt, I would rather have the ability to adjust the side seams not be restricted by a zipper

I don't always bother with the hem inset - I just use a pair of scissors and cut the bottom portion of the paper pattern then play around with design ideas such as gathers, pleats, flounces etc. Bows or ribbon trim. I've found the best look is where the hem inset is approx 1/3 and 2/3 of the overall garment length. I did one that turned out 50/50 which didn't look so good.
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bmoyer
Posted 2012-07-25 1:59 PM (#82893 - in reply to #82858)
Subject: Re: what choices to make this skirt


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thanks Kate that is a great idea to play around with the bottom of the back,and I agree with the back zipper instead of side.
Betty
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Grandma C
Posted 2012-07-28 11:57 AM (#82908 - in reply to #82858)
Subject: Re: what choices to make this skirt


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I just read in one of my books, that a skirt, on a woman with a tummy bigger than the hips, should hang from the tummy, not the hips. That makes sense and is describing me. How would I change settings to achieve this beautiful skirt for me. and have it hang correctly according to the book??
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julie w
Posted 2012-08-04 10:06 PM (#82955 - in reply to #82858)
Subject: Re: what choices to make this skirt


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I just posted a picture of my version of this skirt in my album.
http://www.wildginger.com/forums/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp?albumi...


Edited by julie w 2012-08-04 10:08 PM
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julie w
Posted 2012-08-04 10:13 PM (#82956 - in reply to #82908)
Subject: Re: what choices to make this skirt


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Grandma C, I'm not sure if this is helpful but I have a bit of a tummy. On my first muslin of the gored skirt I kept my dart lengths as my default and ended up with a bit of a poof over the tummy so on the following versions I have lengthened the darts to 8'' (default hip depth) and that has worked for me. I take no credit for this but followed a tip I read somewhere here on the forum.
I previously did not like pencil skirts but really like the gored versions with the additional vertical lines.
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kirsten
Posted 2012-08-05 8:08 AM (#82957 - in reply to #82858)
Subject: RE: what choices to make this skirt



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Love this skirt, thanks for sharing it is on my to sew list.
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Cate - Gold Coast
Posted 2012-08-11 4:52 AM (#83009 - in reply to #82858)
Subject: Re: what choices to make this skirt


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I have something of a tummy too - I usually straighten the front gores almost completely then deepen the back gores. Essentially I'm moving the darts from the front to the back. This works quite well.
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bmoyer
Posted 2012-08-13 5:45 PM (#83053 - in reply to #83009)
Subject: Re: what choices to make this skirt


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Thanks for sharing the pic Julie!!
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