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Akram's Ideas : Winter Skirts-Brown Plaid

Winter Skirts: Brown Plaid

There’s only a few days left in December and I can’t believe that I actually completed my goal of sewing four winter skirts already.

This last skirt is made of a woolen brown and black plaid fabric. I made this skirt using vintage 1942 McCall’s 4717 pattern.

McCalls 4717 and brown plaid wool fabric
McCalls 4717 and brown plaid wool fabric

I used this pattern last year on a lovely green and cream woken plaid, and like how it came out.

Original in my four winter skirts self-challenge I was hoping to make a jumper dress, but with Christmas present that still needed to be sewn I decided to whip up something that would be a little quicker.

Side zipper and vintage button
Side zipper and vintage button

I knew I had just enough fabric for this skirt and since I had made this skirt before I had no problems. I finished it about 3 hours, literally the night before we left town for the holidays.

The pattern has a wide and a narrow waistband option. The first skirt I made with this pattern of used the wide waistband but didn’t like how it sat on me, so this time I opted for the narrow waistband.

Completed skirt with narrow waistband
Completed skirt with narrow waistband

I didn’t have quite enough fabric for the 2″ hem is I used some satin brown hem facing I had in my stash. It not only worked out great it makes the inside so pretty.

Pinked seams and satin hemfacing
Pinked seams and satin hemfacing

Speaking of the inside I opted to pink the seams because it’s quick, but after seeing the hem facing I wish I had used bias tape to enclose my seams.

I really love this skirt and while it’s not as full as my last two skirts it’s still has a great vintage look to it.

Posing in my new skirt
Posing in my new skirt

While technically I’ve finished my four winter skirt self challenge, I still have a week or so off from work so, there might still be time to try to make that jumper skirt; maybe.

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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