Presenting New Look 6632, straight skirt. I really only wanted to make it so I could try out my new blind hemmer. It took me a few tries, but I think I’m getting the hang of it. I’m not going to bother doing a full review; it’s just a straight skirt with a yoke. Here’s the end result:
Sorry for the crappy pictures – I only had my phone with me.
A couple of notes about construction and the pattern
First up, this pattern runs Huge! I’m talking humongous. Gigantic. Vanity sizing run amok. I cut between a 12 and 14, and it swims on me. It’s more like an 18. I could go down to a 10 with room to spare. Don’t pay attention to the numbers printed on the pattern. If you’re going to make this, do a quick muslin first and be prepared to go down at least two sizes from your norm.
I made this from an Italian Designer Bouclé from Gorgeous Fabrics (of course). Since the bouclé has a fair amount of loft to it, I decided to use a poly charmeuse (since sold out, sorry) as the waistband facing to eliminate bulk. And while I was there, I figured I’d line the skirt, too. To do this, I just used the same front and back skirt pieces and basted them to the outer shell at the upper seam. Then I attached the waistband.
I used an invisible zipper and I interfaced the waistband with fusible tricot from Fashion Sewing Supply. Construction was super easy. I used my new blind hemmer. I love it! It turned out great. I can’t wait to try it on other fabrics now. I’ll donate this skirt to a thrift store near my house, but the hemmer will get lots of use on future projects.
Now I want to get back to work on my Chanel jacket. Happy sewing!