The Pattern Probe #12: McCall’s M8055 Elastic Skirt

All right, it’s good to be back!

Life can sometimes add a lot to your plate and keep you from blogging. I have been working offline on a few projects from freelancing to crafting and even a few sewing projects.

Here is one that brings me back to basics because no matter how long I’ve been sewing, I find it good to do simple projects for improving my skills.

Plus, knitwear has seriously been trending the last 2 years and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen knit skirts with elastic waistbands in high fashion selling for hundreds or thousands of dollars a pop.

Thanks McCall’s for ANSWERING the call, lol.

Anyway, so I’m teaching this pattern to some eager beginners and I give this design a hearty recommend for anyone who wants to learn sewing but feel a little intimidated by it. The skirt is super simple to make; it only has 3 pattern pieces and uses an elastic band as closure so nothing complicated to construct like buttons or zippers.

However, use knit fabrics with moderate stretch in them per the pattern’s recommendation, at least until you master it and can handle fabrics with more stretch.

So here are some pics of the A-line miniskirt I made (the shortest length in the pack, about 19 in.):

I went with a pattern size 18 all around to test the fit. For me it was pretty roomy in the waist and the length is nice, but next time I may shorten it JUST a little out of curiosity, lol.

I’ll be making the pencil skirt in the shortest length next to see how that one looks too so stay tuned for updates. 🙂

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