Monday, August 13, 2012

A- Line Skirt Week

Well, school starts back soon. As a teacher I feel so excited to start a new school year. I wish I could be one of those teachers that seem to have a new outfit for every school day but I'm totally not. I seem to get into an outfit rut, only wearing the same 14 (pants and t-shirts) outfits over and over again. It is really bad. So bad that one of my new year resolutions was to wear more skirts and dresses. That's when I decided this year is going to be different! I am going to make my own back to school clothes and wear them all!! First, I am sewing a few A-Line skirts.
 
A-Line skirts are simple and versatile in any wardrobe. You can make them long or short, with as little or as many details as you want.  I found my pattern template from One Yard Wonders, Book 1, however you can find them anywhere! They are in countless books, online tutorials and envelop patterns. I loved the One Yard Wonders template because it has no darts. One less thing to sew and it looks clean across the front. In the book they use elastic, which is great and easy. However, I wanted to make mine lined and with a side zipper.(So I wouldn't have to search for a slip in the morning, before coffee.) 
Here are some A-Lined Skirt resources.... 
Online Tutorials
Envelop Patterns
Book Patterns
Check out your stash to see if you have an A-Line skirt pattern. Then come back tomorrow to find out how to line your skirt and install an invisible zipper.

3 comments:

i'm jefra... said...

I'm looking for the simple a line skirt pattern you mention in One Yard Wonders. I'd like to buy the book but I'm not seeing anywhere in the Amazon preview of the book where an A Line skirt tutorial is mentioned. Can you tell me what page it's on or where I can find it in the book?

Sew Spoiled said...

The skirt in the book is called "Bias Skirt" and you can find it on page 135, in the first One Yard Wonders book. Also you can find one here, http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/a-line-skirt.
Thanks for writing!

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