New Skirt block needed…Posted: August 15, 2011
…after the dress block needed alterations. Since I will need to make the very basic style to check the fit I have decided to make a skirt from a fairly busy print that I still have available from my summer stock (Cotton sateen 503) as a wearable muslin. I have been looking for an excuse to use some of this!
I saw this picture in a magazine recently and thought how nice the print skirt looked. I know that not everyone would agree, but as someone who has almost no hips (barely a waist either sadly) I can afford to wear a print on my lower half. I thought it looked lovely with the crisp white blouse – another project perhaps?
Anyway, as a result of all the fiddling I am now off to redraw my skirt block from good old Winifred Aldrich ‘Metric Pattern Cutting for Womenswear’ and expect to be able to convert the said block (sloper to any Americans reading) into any number of skirt patterns which should fit. I should be able to start the skirt tomorrow.
It looks like I have got my personal sewing mojo back. Hurrah!