I love the colors and pattern of this cheerful home dec fabric. I picked it up last summer from Joann’s when I was debating color schemes for my living room. Although I decided not to use this fabric in my decor, I thought the one-yard piece might be just enough to eke out a skirt.
McCall’s 3830 – Quick and Easy – Misses Skirts in 5 lengths is, as advertised, quick and easy. Two darts in front, two darts in back, faced waist, and back zipper. I barely had enough fabric for view D which is a little too short for my comfort zone—I suspect my darling daughter might like it, though!
The skirt is underlined in poly/cotton broadcloth; it really helps to give the fabric more body, and I hope it will help cut down on wrinkles. The installation of the invisible zipper hit a few snags—all my fault, I was tired and didn’t pay enough attention—so my seam ripper saw some action.
All in all, I’m pleased with the skirt. I think it’ll look great with a crisp white top or an apple green sweater. This is the first time I’ve used a home deco fabric for apparel, and I’m interested to see how well it will wear.
How about you--have you made clothing from this kind of fabric? If so, what do you think?
Happy sewing! ~ Peggy