Saturday, April 04, 2009

Asymmetrical Fold Skirt

A few months ago I picked up the inaugural issue of Stitch magazine. The main reason I bought it was because of the Asymmetrical Fold skirt, though it's filled with many other lovely patterns. I made the skirt right away. However, it's been hibernating in my closet waiting for warmer weather. I'm fully aware that I could rock this skirt with some boots, but for some reason I just didn't feel much like wearing skirts or dresses this winter. Now that Spring is here, I present to you my Asymmetrical Skirt.

I used a light weight dark denim and some Farmer's Market cotton for the facing. I love the contrast of the yellow with the dark denim. I had a few problems with the construction of the skirt, but I think that's more user error than pattern error. First, I cut out a wider back panel and added a few darts since the original back panel was too tight (I should have measured this first!). Then I had a little trouble with the buttonholes. When I measured the length of the buttonholes, I didn't take into account the many layers of fabric that I would have to sew and push the button through. So I ended up having to make them a little bigger than I normally would. Also, instead of using the button markings as called for on the pattern, I tried it on and marked where I thought the buttons should be placed. Other than that, I thought the pattern and instructions were clear and simple.

ETA: Caity reminded me that there are a few corrections for the pattern on the web: http://www.quiltingarts.com/STITCH/corrections/winter08.html. These were easy corrections to fix. Just read them before you make this skirt.

Pattern: Asymmetrical Fold Skirt from Stitch magazine
Fabric: Dark denim and Farmer's Market cotton
Conclusion: I think I'll wear this skirt a lot this spring and summer!

11 comments:

Christina said...

Gorgeous! Wonderful combination of fabrics.

Kathy said...

Georgeous photo! Love the skirt!

Handmade said...

I have that magazine too - the skirt intrigues me - well done!

peacockchic said...

oh wow I love the combo!! perfect for spring!

lucky knitter said...

Oh, I love it! I bought that magazine too, because of the cover skirt. The yellow looks great!

Caity said...

Um - there was a correction to the pattern published on the Stitch site - it probably wasn't user error at all!!

http://www.quiltingarts.com/STITCH/corrections/winter08.html

Claudia said...

it's so beautiful!
the yellow and denim is p-e-r-f-e-c-t :)

Cindy said...

I need to get a copy of Stitch. I love it!

Philigry said...

i love that skirt. it looks great on you!

metrosupialdesigns said...

I bought the magazine too, do to this skirt. Have I made it? No. Yours is super cute. I love how bright that Henna Garden print is.

The Wooden Spool said...

THIS SKIRT IS TOP NOTCH! LOVE IT!
I want to make one, too.
Laurie~