I love learning new things and through the Crafty Classes, I can always find excellent courses and projects. So I dedicated some time to work through Suzy Furrer’s Pattern Making Basics –The Skirt Sloper.
She is such a wonderful teacher. I watched the entire course over a month ago, then for the New Year – 2015, on my to do-list, or the Sewer’s Bucket List, I dove right in and finished this low-waisted skirt. I plan to make all of the different styles that she demonstrates, so you’ll see plenty of skirts on my blog in the near future.
First, I made a tissue sloper, with all of my measurements and the calculations that create the skirt. Next I made a test muslin from that pattern. I tried it on and adjusted the side seams.
Then I traced my tissue pattern onto poster-board for my final master sloper. The sloper will be used to create endless styles of skirts that fit me. It’s so exciting!
I’m really not a big fan of the low waisted skirt, but because I had a young student who wanted to learn how to make one, I made it as my first practice skirt. Here’s what I don’t like about the low waisted skirt, it sits too low, my stockings and slip come up to my waist and the skirt doesn’t. I don’t want to wear a top tucked into it or a crop top, goodness no! So the cute contoured waistband is lost from view. I will wear it though. I love the fabric, the pockets, and how easy it was to make.
Fabric: Cotton with slight stretch
Notions: red thread for topstitching, red piping, zipper and button
First worn: January 4 to meet up with family in Santa Rosa, CA for sushi and NY pizza!
Wear again: definately!
We drove north toward home under the full moon, and ate our delicious slices of pizza in front of the cozy fireplace.