When pegged skirts go bad… (or alternatively why I need a french curve)

13 Jul

So one of the ideas I played with when I was fitting Simplicity 2648 was pegging the skirt. Sure I thought – it looks so lovely and would work well with the fitted top.

Bad idea… bad, BAD idea (unless you like the Violet Beauregarde look). Maybe if I’d had more patience with it and used the proper process and tools, this could have worked – but I did not.

Luckily this fabric is seriously forgiving and even though I unpicked the pegged seams, it didn’t leave a mark. I’ll definitely be using it again so big thanks to Gertie and her post on sewing with double-knits which I kept up on my laptop screen the whole time to refer to.

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3 Responses to “When pegged skirts go bad… (or alternatively why I need a french curve)”

  1. Camelia Crinoline July 13, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    It looks great. I actually love the pegged skirt look. The bodice fits you perfectly too.

  2. lsaspacey July 31, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    Yeah, what exactly is wrong with it? Looks very Joan Holloway to me!

    • lazystitcher July 31, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

      Thanks! I think it’s just a case of not being used to seeing that silhouette on myself. Eventually I’ll give it another go :)

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