|McCall's 8487 Skirt|
I made the Simplicity 1197 dress with the same type pleat in the front but starts at the waist, I din't like it so much, so I was a little skeptical but I went ahead and made the front pleat skirt version. Luckily the pleat starts much lower and I like that it looks so summery and casual and modest.
The pattern did call for a 2-1/4" hem along the bottom and I serged around the bottom and only hemmed 1-1/2". I like the little extra length.
|McCall's 8487 Skirt Front View-Pleat|
|McCall's 8487 Skirt Pleat|
|McCall's 8487 Skirt Back View|
I had enough fabric left over to make 8 luncheon napkins with a rolled hem with my new serger.
|Rolled hem cloth napkins|
I have shelves full of fabric and I need to get serious on using it up. I have always searched a pattern I like then went shopping in the fabric corner. I think I'm going to mix things up a bit and go in blindly and just pick a fabric then go find a pattern to go with it. (I'm wild like that sometimes).
Until next time........................