Print and Plain Sewing Competition – Entry 2

Kim - print and plain competition - entry 2

My entry in the Print and Plain Sewing Competition by Kim.

A steep learning curve – Not to rush, take care and sew in ” the moment “……
I found this sewing pattern a few years ago and attempted it then with not much success as this was pre ‘Designer stitch’ days where I thought pins and measuring accurately was over-rated!!
Hence I used a rubbish zip which broke when I first put it on and the fit and stitching was much less than perfect. I have still kept it as  loved the fabric and could’nt bring myself to just throw it out!

Print and Plain Sewing Competition - entry 2

My first attempt at the skirt – lesson learnt !!!!

Moving forward a couple of years I hadn’t lost my desire to make this skirt but had lost the pattern so spent time searching the internet for the pattern and bought it on-line in a PDF form this time – http://www.makeitperfect.com.au/MIP/A+_Skirts.html

make it pattern

After completing my first sewing class skirt, I thought I would use my new skills and try the skirt pattern again with my own twist of course. I found a great fabric at GJ’s in Brunswick and had to use it and thought it would look great with denim in this skirt.

I am still fearful of zips and thought I would adjust the pattern and just use a small elastic band in the back of the skirt instead and it works perfectly.

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Front View of Skirt

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Back View of Skirt

I love the new ‘top stitch’  stitch I have discovered on my machine 19 years after I got it!!!

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View 1 – Triple Stitch Top Stitch

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View 2 – Triple Stitch Top Stitch

I then a few weeks later thought I would try the pattern with a pocket – not with as much success – I think I still need some sewing guidance for that next time.

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Skirt with Pocket

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Back View of pocket skirt.

Here are photos of myself wearing each of the skirts.

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Denim Skirt with feature Top-stitching

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Skirt with pocket.

Fingers crossed that people love my ideas of using pattern and plain fabrics in the print and plain sewing competition!

Kim.

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