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A Weekend's Work: Peplum (McCall's M6754) and 2 Skirts

Hi loves!

This past weekend I was busy, busy, busy working on a few items.  I promised my best friend a maxi and I promised myself I would make something for ME.

I haven't make myself anything in weeks.  I really felt I needed something for me.  So, I stayed up late (best time to sew) to put together a little something for me.  I have had this really cute 2 way stretch woven fabric for a while.  I decided to make something with it, but I didn't know what.  Then I saw a cute coralish knit fabric peeking out at me.  It blended well with the colors in the woven stretch.  Then, the peplum pattern jumped out of the stash at me.  An outfit was born!

I learned the sizing lesson from my last bout with M6754 so I cut the pattern a size smaller than my measurements require.  I doubled the fabric of the bodice because it was thin.  The peplum turned out pretty cute.  It's not perfect but it's cute. My skirt was just a simple straight skirt with an elastic waist.  I love the fit and length - perfect for me!



I made my bestie a maxi.  We tall girls have a hard time finding maxis that are the right length.  It's my go to item and super easy to make.  Here's how I did it:


  1. Found a skirt that fits well. Folded it in half length wise.
  2. Prepped the fabric.  Folded the fabric in half twice.  (Make sure the stretch is going the width of the fabric not the length.)
  3. Laid fold of the skirt on the fold of the fabric. Use weights or pins to hold the fabric in place.  Cut the fabric around the sidesthe skirt leaving space for the seam allowance.  
  4. At the end of the skirt, curved the cut out towards the edge of the fabric.  This will create a mermaid effect.  If the mermaid effect is not desired, cut straight down.
  5. Hemmed the fabric and created a casing for the elastic waist.
Voila it's all done!





Until next time, smooches!

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