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New School Clothes: McCall’s 6654

August 21, 2016

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What do you call a group of skirts? A herd? A school? A gaggle? Well, I made a gaggle of skirts using McCall’s 6654 and six different stretch fabrics. I’ve used this pattern before and it’s super easy and super fast. So I was able to make all six skirts in two days.

I made three versions of view A. First up was this one using this stretch cotton from Mood. Did I mention that the pattern only has three pieces–front, back, and waistband–and all three pieces can be cut from just ONE yard of fabric!!!

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Next, I made this version from another stretch cotton from Mood.

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Finally, I decided to make one last version of View A from some leftover fabric that I had from this dress. This fabric also came from Mood.

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On day 2, I made three versions of View F. I started by using a piece of mid-weight knit that I have had in my stash for a while–I think it originally came from Fabric.com. I cut the pieces on the bias and really like how it turned out.

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Then I cut a version out of some Nicole Miller scuba knit that I bought from JoAnn’s back in March. I love the design on this fabric, but it made for tricky pattern arranging. At first, I cut this piece for the back–but I had second and third thoughts about this design on my butt.

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Not a good pattern to have over a butt! So I re-cut and ended up with this:

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Then last but not least I cut this version from some stretch fabric I bought in the sale room at Golden D’Or Fabrics in Dallas.

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Although this is probably one of the easiest skirt patterns in the world, it was still a super-satisfying project. Six yards of fabric and six new skirts!!!

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3 Comments
  1. I would love to know how you got your hems so straight and neat! My knit hems are always wavy!

  2. I pin like a mad-woman and then I use my coverstitch machine. It makes hemming knits soooo much easier!!!

  3. Thanks for the input! I love sewing with knits, maybe I need to invest in one!

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