Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mcalls 5523....Misses straight skirt

A wardrobe staple Mcalls 5523. I completed this project last weekend but didn't have time to finish the hem. Another quick and easy project
I love everything about the pattern, very easy and flattering, it’s officially my TNT. I made a wearable muslin from old denim that’s been in my stash forever, and that too is going to het lots of wear.

Fabric: 100% wool, and lined with Bemberg lining
Pattern Description: Straight skirt, mid-knee length, has side zipper and faced waistline; Skirt A has shaped lower back flounce; Skirt B has pleated lower back; Skirt C has gathered lower back with self-fabric ruffle; Skirt D has two lower back flounces
Pattern Sizing: 12-14-16-18 , I cut between 12 &14 at the waist and graded up to 16 just below the waist
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Pretty much, but love mine better…wink
Were the instructions easy to follow? Absolutely, I only checked for the pleats direction
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: My usual alteration on pants and skirts as shown below.
I added 1” wedge, so that the back wont be jumpy when I wear it, and I lined it as the pattern didn`t call for lining.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like everything , more importantly I can wear it with any top....

Stay Tuned for more!!!!!!
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  1. I love the look of that skirt on you.

  2. Very nice. I need to get this pattern.

  3. Oh I really like this skirt, you did a great job with it! You're correct too, it will go with any top! I'm just getting back from Vacation and ready to jump into Fall/Winter sewing, looks like this is one I need to put on my list!

  4. That's a very pretty skirt. Stylish and chic. You are on a roll!

  5. Lovely skirt. I have this pattern and have made at least two from it. Your skirt looks great and love the belt.

  6. Great skirt and the fit is just right isn't it!Love the back!

  7. Lovely skirt and will work with a variety of tops.

  8. So cute! I have this pattern and have not made it but now I will!

  9. Love it! This is my fav skirt pattern.

  10. That is a lovely skirt. Nice styling

  11. I love it. Thank you for sharing.