A-Line Skirt, Sewing

Sewing: A-Line Skirt

My latest project was an A-line skirt for me.  The pattern was from ‘Love at First Stitch’ – Tilly Walnes book.  I traced the pattern onto tracing paper and carefully cut it out.  I used the measurements in the book and compared them to mine – it did come out a little big around the waist.  That could be down to my measuring, rather than the instructions being wrong!

I selected a lightweight denim for an on-trend look this season.  It was great to work with and was very easy to cut out and sew.  As this was a simple pattern, my focus was on keeping the inside of my work tidy.  I zig-zag stitched all of the seams to make them nice and neat.

My zip went in reasonably well and I was pleased with the waistband, managing to ‘stitch into the ditch’, so my sewing is invisible.

As the waistband is a little loose, I have added a stretchy belt to cover it up!  If I made it again, I would go for the smaller size as  both the waist and the sides are a little loose.  I shall still wear it with the belt.  It would be easier to make a new one than to try to alter this one.  For £8.99 one can’t grumble!  I love it teamed with my bright red T-shirt and tights.  It’s a great addition to my weekend wardrobe.

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2 thoughts on “Sewing: A-Line Skirt

  1. This looks great Lyn – always measure the actual pattern pieces (and compare these to your own measurements) rather than relying on what size it says it fits on the pattern envelope/book. You will need around one inch of ease at the waist and maybe 1.5″ at the hip. Looking forward to seeing the next one – it is so nice to have skirts that fit!

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