Sunday, May 19, 2013

McCall's 6471

I've recently purchased a bunch of skirt patterns and now that it looks like the warm weather is here to stay, it's time to make more skirts!

First up, McCall's 6471 (view D):

I was going through my fabric stash and decided the remaining fabric from my Barrister's Ball dress last year would be perfect for this pattern.  Here it is:

My ruffle is on the wrong side because of the way I had to cut the fabric to keep the border at the bottom.  Due to the way I cut out the fabric, I almost made a very big mistake...the left front was backwards when I went to pin it together!  Luckily, I had just enough to cut another piece out.

Also, after I cut out the pieces I realized that the copyright text would show.  Since I had no more fabric to spare, I decided to make a black stripe down the side using bias tape to cover the text.  I think it works and it's not too obvious:

I had the same problem as I had the last time I made a skirt...I needed to extend the waistband.  This time, because the waistband is a yoke, it's visible, but fortunately, it's not too visible probably due to the pattern of the fabric.

Love this skirt!

UPDATE (5/20):  Wore the skirt to work today:



  1. WOW, I love how you use the two different prints, that is really unique and pretty. Is that sewn straight to the skirt fabric? did you gather it much or change the curve from the curve of the hem?

    That is really pretty, wear it proudly!

    1. Thanks so much! It's actually one print...the panels were the leaves, then the check, then solid black. Yeah, I was feeling lazy so I just sewed the lining and the skirt together. After wearing it, I noticed it kind of bunches at the bottom so I may have to separate it after all. I didn't have to gather or change anything at the hem.