Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mauve Straight Skirt

Pattern Description:  McCall's 5523  straight skirt, mid-knee length, has side zipper and faced waistline; view A has shaped lower back flounce

Pattern Sizing: 4-18

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

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that it has several styles in the one pattern.

Fabric Used: Mauve polyester poplin

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Added 1 1/2 inches to waist, 3 inches to hips, and 1 1/2 inches to length.

Would you sew it again? Yes
Would you recommend it to others? Yes

Conclusion: The skirt is short so measure the hemline and make adjustments before cutting.



  1. Beautiful skirt, I just love the colour.

  2. Hello Dorothy... You have made a lovely skirt and lovely fabric choice! I am following you back via bloglovin' :-)
    Have a great day!

  3. Very nice Dorothy! I think I have this pattern. I MUST pull it out! Fabulous color too!

  4. This fits in with breast cancer month.

  5. It is lovely - great colour. I think I have this pattern as well - looks like a few of us are impressed with your skirt :)

    1. Thanks, I'd like to make each design for the girls.


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