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Another day, another knit skirt

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Pattern: McCall’s M6966McCalls M6966

I’ve seen so many cute long knit skirts lately worn by people at work.  So I thought, why not make my own!  I had just bought myself a serger – exciting news.  So this was the perfect project to test out my skills.

Not much to say about this one.  I had used this pattern before, but this time I decided to try view C, but with the yoke I had constructed for view D.  It’s pretty basic, with just a back panel and a front panel, and the yoke pieces to form a waistband.

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I did start to sew up the waist incorrectly, sewing where the elastic is supposed to fit in the wrong place.  I flipped the waist pieces around it and finished the waistband that way.  It isn’t quite the way it’s supposed to be, but luckily it works with such a simple skirt.

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The knit fabric flows so nicely and the skirt is incredibly flattering.  It’s also very comfortable and the best part – it’s in style right now (if you go by my co-worker’s purchases)!  If you are looking for a quick day project that is practical, this is a great one.

Author: qplourde

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7 thoughts on “Another day, another knit skirt

  1. Hi I’m having issues with the waist on view c can you help? Idk understand how it all goes together

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    • Hi, I’ll have to look at the instructions on this as I don’t exactly remember for this particular pattern. Is there anything in particular that is confusing you?

      I feel like you probably sew the waistband pieces together, but leave a hole on the side seam (don’t stitch it all the way up) where you can work your elastic in. Then you stitch up the hole by hand.

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    • Sorry for the delay, I’m looking at view C and the difference between the waistband on that is that it is a gathered waist band. For this, before you even sew any of the pieces together, you need to gather the sides of the Yoke pieces (#6). To do this along the sides of each of these pieces you sew with the longest stitch on your machine, two parallel lines. Do not back stitch and keep the threads on each end very long. To gather you pull on the ends and the material kind of scrunches. This is the front of your waistband. Then you baste it to two of the other yoke pieces (#7) that you had cut out. These pieces then get sewn together at the sides, so you have a full ring waistband. You do the same to the facing, which are the other #7 pieces that are cut out, but make sure you leave a space as shown in the picture since this is where your elastic is going to go. Then the gathered waistband gets sewn to the facing with at stitch around the top. You form an elastic casing by stitching around it, 1/4 inch from the top. Make sure this is where the gap in your seam is because the elastic will get put into this gap. The elastic is inserted and the seam sewn before you even attach it to the skirt. I hope this helps somewhat. Let me know if you have any questions. The instructions are not great on this however the drawings in the pattern tends to help quite a bit.

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  2. thank you so much for answering me right away:)) that was really helpful, hopefully my skirt will turn out as pretty as yours!

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  3. Hello, I am new to sewing and i would like to try making this skirt. It looks so pretty on your pictures:) Could you please help me, I dont really understand if the seam allowance is included in the pattern. Or do I have to cut it out and add the seam allowance myself? In the directions it says first that it’s not included, but then that it is included? English is not my mother tongue and I am a little lost. Your help would be most appreciated!

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    • Hi, for this one you don’t need to add seam allowances. I feel like it runs a little big as well so you should be fine just cutting the pattern out as is. Let me know if you have other questions.

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  4. Very nice. You are inspiring me!

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