Woven Maxi Skirt- McCalls 6654 for Knits

Maxi Skirt

Maxi Skirt

Here is a maxi skirt I’ve been working on almost all summer. I fell in love with the fabric I purchased a year ago at Denver Fabrics.  The color is a red/tangerine and I love the wave print, seems perfect for summer.  The skirt pattern is for a knit, McCalls 6654. Tish Gance of HISS Studio told me how to covert the pattern for a woven. I had a lot of problems with the invisible zipper so much so that I ended up putting in just a regular zipper.   And Janet White of JM Designs told me about transparent zippers that are perfect for sheers, chiffon and other light weight fabrics.  I love having friends that know their sewing stuff.  The only problem is I have NO SHOES to wear with this gem. Got to do some later summer shoe shopping!

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I made a dress

Window pane dress

I found a dress at the thrift shop (seen below) that I liked but felt I could improve upon it.  The dress is a knit so copying it was a lot easier than a woven.  I did have troubles with the armscye and sleeves. The first sample they were all wrong. I then just used a sleeve and armscye from a existing pattern.  I was surprised that it worked. These are  the best looking sleeves EVER! (Sleeves are always  a problem for me)

Here’s a run down of the process.

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