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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.