My pattern for this fabulous fabric is McCall's 5523, a skirt that is business in the front, look at those classic lines
but then a bit of party in the back. I wanted a pattern that would add a bit of fun to this vibrant fabric and this McCall's pattern does just that. In fact, there is four choices for this lower back. I felt the pleats matched this fabric.
I purchased just a yard of this fabric and I was so lucky to get this skirt out of the yard. I have made this pattern before and know it runs long. I used the petite adjustment to take an inch from the length, which is a bit ironic since I am 5'8" tall. It was a good solution to shorten the skirt and to match the horizontal lines at all the seams.
I used an invisible zipper on the side seam of my skirt. One thing I do like to do when matching on a zipper is to stitch a small section and then check my alignment. I feel this makes it easier, if the fabric print is not aligned, I just have to unsew a small bit. In this case, my horizontal lines matched perfectly, so I just stitched the full length of the zipper.
This fabric was wonderful to sew and pressed like a dream. I know I will wear it all year long and enjoy the bright and bold colors. Here is one final shot, this one shows off the fabric and the skirt the best.
The skirt must of worked, it is going to be 40 here this weekend. This post appeared first at Mood Sewing Network