Thursday, July 07, 2016

Butterick 6219 - Maxi Skirt

Butterick 6219 rayon jersey stripe maxi - fabric from Mood Fabrics


Stripes, I have always loved you!  I just had to use this beautiful stripe for this maxi skirt.
The pattern is Butterick 6219 and here is the line drawing - mine is View A


I needed a quick sew, as I only made 2 garments in June.  It was a busy month, always something to clean up after work for the remodel.  Then a three day work conference and the best part a family week long vacation with our entire family.  The 4 daughters, their husbands/significant others and the little guys, let me tell you, it was so fun.  With all that going on, I needed something to get the sewing mojo flowing and this fabric was just the item.  It is Mood Fabrics' striped rayon jersey and it is fabulous.

View A had the fun lines with the yoke and the A-line skirt.  Since the rayon jersey was a 4-way stretch, I went with vertical stripes for the yoke.  I didn't want the stripes going around my hips.



Butterick 6219 rayon jersey stripe maxi - fabric from Mood Fabrics

I added an inch to the yoke and an inch to the top of the skirt for extra length.  I am 5'8" and this was more than enough, I am wearing wedges and I hemmed it an inch.


Butterick 6219 rayon jersey stripe maxi - fabric from Mood Fabrics

Shortage of fabric was an issue, the back skirt has a seam on center back and the waistband has a seam at center both front back.

Butterick 6219 rayon jersey stripe maxi - fabric from Mood Fabrics


Looking at the pictures, I would probably select another portion of the fabric for the waistband.  That black stripe just is a bit too much for my straight waist.  I won't let this bother me too much as I love this fun skirt.

I am so happy with the stripe matching at the side seams.  My tip, I offset the seam just a hair so I can see the stripes are lining up as I serge the seam.

Butterick 6219 rayon jersey stripe maxi - fabric from Mood Fabrics

Butterick 6219 rayon jersey stripe maxi - fabric from Mood Fabrics


One last photo of my flowers, I came home to all the perennials in full bloom, mostly due to wonderful rains while we were gone.



Butterick 6219 rayon jersey stripe maxi - fabric from Mood Fabrics


This skirt helped jump start the sewing again, which I planned to have about 4 hours to myself last night to sew.  Well, one hour happened and I have a knit shirt that needs hems.  I plan on a pair of black shorts, hopefully tonight.


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14 comments:

  1. I'm a huge fan of stripes too. Your skirt is great!!

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    1. Thanks, Margo, I am sure hooked on them.

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  2. One word...gorgeous! I love the vibrant colours, the stripes, the pattern! Yep...this is an excellent kick start.

    How lovely that you enjoyed a holiday with all the family!

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    1. Thanks, Sue, the skirt has worked wonders, finished a dress, a blouse, another blouse planned and finished a bag Meredith started a year ago! Woo Hoo

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  3. It's a very cute skirt Lori. Loving your play on stripes too.

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  4. Love everything about it! Maxis are one of my favorite garments and stripes make it perfect! Beautiful, Lori!

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    1. Thanks so much, I love wearing Maxi skirts/dresses and this one is sure fun.

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  5. What a striking skirt! Beautiful job on the stripe placement. And your garden looks great!

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    1. Thanks, Ann, I really lucked out with the placement as I never seem to order too much fabric! LOL

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  6. What a beautiful skirt!

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  7. wow, lori. you look about 12 feet tall! love the way the stripes play!

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    1. Thanks, Marci, I feel about 12 feet tall wearing the skirt, it makes me feel good!

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