I know it’s been awhile, and for good reason. The really awesome sewing machine my mother-in-law gave me broke. Apparently, the bobbin gear is plastic and stripped, which is a common issue for the model. I was super bummed and was going to have to take it to a Singer store, which was no where near my neighborhood. Long story short, my really wonderful husband bought me a new machine (with metal gears)! It’s a Husqvarna and is really great so far.
I was really excited to sew again, so I picked up some fabric (actually, the husband picked the fabric) and I whipped up this skirt on Sunday. The pattern is M5591. This is view A, but I left off the bottom band, lengthened the front and back panels to make up for not having the band, and then ended up generously hemming to get the right length. There’s only 8 pattern pieces, and it’s a pretty quick sew. It took my probably a lot longer to sew the skirt than necessary, but in my defense I was getting used to a new machine.
I was really impressed by the fit of this pattern, so I’m already thinking of ways to alter this and make it again. The original pattern has pleats and a back zipper, and I’m thinking about altering it to a gather skirt with a side zipper. Stay tuned!