Flirty Skirt — McCall’s 6706

1 Mar

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Hi, friends! I am finally sharing a completed sewing project with you. It feels like it has been ages!! Want to know the best part? It’s been about 6 months since I made this but since I wore it to work recently, I decided to snap some pictures and share it with you.

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Be warned, though, this photo shoot took place after 10 hours at work and seeing 40+ patients. You will see wrinkles, stringy hair, and a tired face. And since I conducted this photo shoot with the timer on my camera, my head or feet may be missing in some photos :)

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This skirt is made from McCall’s 6706, a great little pattern for a quick and satisfying project. I have not become a huge fan of the hi-low hems yet, but I thought this skirt made in some free fabric would be a great way to test it out. The fabric was a remnant given to me when I went fabric shopping in NYC. It came from Elliot Berman and I am guessing it is rayon challis. It was easy to sew and has a light, floaty feel.

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As for the pattern, it was very easy to sew up and required minimal fitting. All you have to do is select your size based off the finished waist measurement printed on the tissue. I looked for the size that was closest to my waist +1″ of ease. Since it is so full in the hips, adjustments there will likely not be necessary.

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I installed an invisible zipper and finished the waistband facing by stitching in the ditch from the right side. The hem is a narrow 1/4″ machine hem using this tutorial. No hand stitching on this baby!

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My only regret is that I should have used a sturdier interfacing in the waistband.

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And that I don’t look good from behind in this hi-low hem skirt :(

Oh well. Live and learn!

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16 Responses to “Flirty Skirt — McCall’s 6706”

  1. Dianne March 1, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    I love the fabric. And your tigts are fab. I think that could be a precious bubble skirt, too!

    • Susie Homemaker, MD March 1, 2014 at 9:41 am #

      Thanks, Dianne! So glad to hear the dress is finished — can’t wait to see pics!!

  2. daddyoneski March 1, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    You are so beautiful…..

  3. Bruna Pulka March 1, 2014 at 9:04 am #

    Looks great! You are so gifted!
    You look stunning! :)

    • Susie Homemaker, MD March 1, 2014 at 9:30 am #

      Thanks, Bruna! I hope y’all are doing well. Thanks again for the fabric :)

  4. Dr. Fun March 1, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    That is gorgeous / love it!

  5. Judi March 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    That skirt looks cute on you and I do like the high-low hem. As for “tired face and stringy hair”, no…most of us don’t look that good when we start the day!!!

  6. kathyes March 1, 2014 at 1:22 pm #

    The skirt is lovely! Beautiful sewing! And you look great!!!

  7. SeeKatSew March 3, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    I love everything about this skirt!!

  8. allsew loc'd up March 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    So cute! Especially love the print.

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