THE SPRING SKIRT CHALLENGE
IS NOW CLOSED......
Kat and Elizabeth are the winners of our random drawing!
If you're new to our blog then you've dropped in at an exciting time!
It's time for us to reveal our entrants for our highly anticipated
My name is Ruth and I live in the UK.
The pattern number is 186 and the year is 2010. (This is one of my original and only set.)
I have only made three things with Lutterloh. I plan on sewing more when I retire in September!
I liked this pattern because it was quick and simple. I did have a problem with the waistband but I figured that out! (I have a 48 inch hip measurement.)
I use a portable Brother sewing machine.
My sister and I each picked out the same material to make the same skirt because we each have the same top and needed something to match it. I don't know if she's going to be able to participate in the contest because she had hand surgery shortly after we purchased our material.
Thank you for inspiring me to sew!
Jo Ann's Fabrics calls this cotton/poly blend their Easy Wash and Care fabric.
I've been using Lutterloh patterns since 2008 when I started looking for pattern drafting software.
The learning curve for Lutterloh patterns is so much less daunting.
The drawing out process for these patterns still fascinates me. This pattern didn't have any issues except for pockets that are so shallow as to be nearly useless. I will move the pleats in front closer to the center so I can enlarge the pocket bags another half inch at least.
The machines I use most are a Brother 4500D sewing/embroidery machine and a Babylock Enlighten serger.
Here is Marty's entry for Skirt Month
The pattern I picked is #224 from 2010, a slightly different pattern than the one Kat chose. The reason I chose this super easy pattern was because it has a flap for the back slit, which sewed up great! I am 5'2" and my hip measurement is 104 cm. I used an older Singer Stylus, model 734.
I have rheumatoid arthritis and am three weeks out from joint surgery on two fingers of my right hand and, except for cutting the material, creating the pattern and whipping up this skirt was a breeze! I have only made two things with Lutterloh, both skirts, but I plan to get busy and increase my wardrobe this summer.
Elizabeth's skirt for the challenge
I have signed up for a True Fit class at my local Hancock store which is coming up on June 3,2015 ...I can hardly wait for it.
Check out the original post with rules for the challenge here: