Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Kwik Sew 3765
I made view C (the shortest one) in a size M. The fabric is a black double-knit from Hancock Fabrics that I've had in my stash since 2007 (bought at the same time as the fabric I used in my recently-completed dress!). It is truly a wonderful weight and hangs beautifully. I referenced More Fabric Savvy by Sandra Betzina, and decided on a 75/11 Stretch needle; it worked perfectly.
No alterations were necessary for this one. The one change I made was to do a 1/2" seam instead of 5/8" for the center back seam. I decided on a blind hem for the skirt. While it is not the first time I have done a blind hem on my machine (I used it awhile back to make some curtains), it is the first time I've used it on something I intend to wear. I think it turned out pretty well, and love the clean finish at the hem.
It is a great basic wardrobe piece that can be dressed up or down (as I've attempted to show in the pictures above... it is magical what a belt and high heels can do to change it up!). It is a big bonus that it is comfy, stretchy, and soft. The design is super simple (I'm sure I probably could have found a tutorial that would have led me to the same result, but I do like the security and confidence a pattern gives me), but it is exactly what I was wanting. And now I want more skirts like this!