I cut the sewing pattern out on a size 16 and then scaled the skirt back a size after the initial fitting. I'm no good at measuring things so sometimes I cut my fabric out to the bigger size pattern (just to be safe!). I figure you can always make a skirt smaller but not bigger.......( that's the beauty of muslins that I don't sew......you have an idea of the sizing before you cut into your good fabric). This A frame skirt sits about and inch below the waist line ( I must say it's very slimming style). The fabric I used for the skirt is a fairly stiff printed linen with a slightly open weave. The stiffness of the linen made the skirt very easy to construct, press, and fit.
|Easy to sew Simplicity 2655 View E|
|The fitting of the skirt on the dummy makes|
the waist look very big......
|This is a longer version of this style and is made in|
an open weaved heavy cotton which was very hard
to sew, my straight stitches started to look wonky.....