Sunday, March 3, 2013

Finished Item - McCall's 3830

Oh. My. Goodness.

I want to make 100 of these skirts. I don't think it's possible to make this and not be happy. I made view D. I wouldn't wear the longer skirts (I'm only 5'5") but I could C being cute too. E might be too short! Well...I could see wearing E in black with heavy tights and a nice sweater.

There are 4 pattern pieces and 5 pieces to sew. The front, 2 backs, 2 back waistbands and front waistband. This is probably the fastest item I've ever made, aside from my husband's pillow case. I bought the fabric from S.R. Harris. It's a stretch cotton in a pretty coral color. Also, this was my FIRST zipper!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It isn't perfect, by any stretch but I didn't *need* to rip it out.

I'll have to see if I can get the ladies at PR to help me understand why this little kick out beneath my bum is happening.

Pattern Description: 
Straight skirt in 5 lengths

Pattern Sizing:
12-16. I cut a straight 14.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
YES! Very easy and straightforward.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
There is nothing to dislike. I can't believe I fiddled around with a different pattern all day last weekend trying to make a pencil skirt.

Fabric Used:
Cotton stretch fabric

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
No alterations. I might alter the back center seam depending on feedback. It's kicking out below my behind and I'm not sure why.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! I'm making another one in black.

This is easy for beginners, a great TNT item, a near instant-gratification project, and it uses VERY little fabric.


  1. Great skirt and love the color.

    Check out Faye's Sewing Adventure blog, where she discussed the wedge on a skirt... hope that helps.


  2. Thank you! And thanks for the tip off. I'm heading to there NOW :)


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