Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A favorite is a favorite: New Look 6843

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Darlings, I'm not sure how many more of these NL 6843 skirts you can take, but here's another one.
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The fabric is the other one of the two black and white knits I purchased at Paron's at the end of Sept with ATP.
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The sides are matching-ish.
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It's my favorite A-line skirt pattern, NL 6843. This time I used the front for both the front and the back with the darts folded out.    This fabric wasn't as stretchy as the last skirt so I used two fronts.  I guess I could have used the back but with only two of the darts folded out instead of all four.

I wound up cutting it on the bias for interest, but this did make me feel a bit nauseous.  Ha ha.


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I haven't cut anything on the floor in a LONG time (like years) but this was the fast (and lazy) way for me to cut this out.  It was also a long time since I cut out fabric with scissors instead of my rotary cutter.

As far as hemming, I went with the 3 thread rolled hem.  Note to self: you, um, have to remove that left needle for the 3 thread rolled hem to look good--otherwise the serger is trying to loop around that left, threadless needle and the smaller the stitch width is, the worse it looks.  Sure, it's fine at a stitch length of 2, but anything smaller than that and it's not good.

I stabilized the hem with woven fusible interfacing.

This is what it looked like after one pass on the serger:
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So I went around a second time to fill it in a bit more:
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I might actually Sharpie marker the rest of those white spots out.  Did you know they make a Sharpie marker specifically for marking clothes?  Yes, they do!
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My coworker was right; the basement of our office had the perfect backdrop with its white, black, and gray lines.
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I wore it with a cardi last week.
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The oops shot. I was trying to decide how to pose next when she took the picture.
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Here are the others in the NL6843 series....

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I wish you could smell this.

I did not sew last weekend because I read a novel and baked for the office Thanksgiving potluck. We have our potluck two Mondays before TG because a lot of people take the week of TG off, and this year that includes ME!

I make my cookies from scratch, using real butter, real sugar, real eggs, real vanilla extract...and almost twice as many walnuts as the Toll House recipe calls for.  I had not baked in a long time because of my huge work project and my coworkers were definitely appreciative.   My dessert was the first dessert to be completely eaten--all gone by the end of the afternoon.

Be well!

9 comments:

  1. I love L.O.V.E. that fabric, and this pattern is perfect for it. I'm not counting how many times you've made it ... I do the same thing when I find a winner.

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  2. I agree with Debbie, love this fabric. Great job and you are making me hungry with those cookies.

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  3. Super cute skirt. And you made me hungry.

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  4. I think that's my favourite one Kyle. What great fabric. Each one looks completely different so no one but us sewing people would notice!

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  5. You can NEVAH have too many good looking skirts! I say make it a few more times because each version is extra cute! Enjoy your week off next week - hope you're able to get some more sewing done!

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  6. This skirt looks so cute on you Kyle! Each version is unique. You could probably make ten more and no one would think anything of it. I love the way you styled this one with the cardi and tights.

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  7. Love your skirt. It's fine to make the same skirt again. Each time you do, it's a different fabric so it looks different anyway! Those cookies are making my mouth water...

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  8. I wish I was still working...then I would copy your wonderful outfit and look oh so stylish while wrangling junior high kids.

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