Hello again. Lots of pattern tours are going on right now… and you guessed it, I have been a part of all, most, a lot of them. I don’t know. All I know is my kids look gooooooood! Haha ok, well really they are way more stylish than me these days. BUT since we finally got cold weather, I have been rocking the hell out of shorts and tights so that is something right? Oh what, you don’t like that style? That’s ok. I don’t like you. I kid, I kid. But really my style seems to fall somewhere in between wannabe pinup model and disgruntled teenager. So be it. I can’t fight the forces.
So this tour is for Momma Quail patterns, the designer(s) may be better known from their constant bustling blog: Friends Stitched Together. And let me tell you, as a new designer to PDF land this year, I am really impressed with the attention to detail in these patterns. These patterns are for the sewist who is willing to take the time to make things right, with all those little details that make your clothing go from kitchy handmade to heirloom quality. And I am not just saying this because I am friends with the talented lady.
I chose to make the Abilene Skirt, which is the perfect denim skirt, pencil skirt, basic skirt every little girl should have (and woman for that matter.) I made the elastic waist and faux fly for my little diva. I made one small hack and changed it to a traditional single vent. I love the double vent look, but wanted to show how you can get the single vent look if that is more your style.
- Sizes 2-14
- Faux or working zip fly
- Flat or elastic waistband
- Back pockets and front slash pockets
- Double kick vents in back
- Measurement, fabric and printing charts
- Cutting Layout
- Layers to print only the size(s) you need
- 17 page tutorial with illustrations and detailed instructions
- 12 page pattern
- Clickable table of contents
To create the single vent, you will be taping/gluing the back pieces on top of one another.
Cut off one of the side vent pieces.
Align the center back and side back and overlap with the seam allowance.
Tape or glue together making sure that the top curve and bottom pieces are matching up.
Tape the vent piece to the flat edge or fold side of the pattern piece.
You will NOT cut on the fold, you will cut 2 of these and assemble just how the instructions tell you for the vent pieces.
The details on this are beautiful. Topstitching. Working pockets, back pockets, working fly, kick vents. I also used this to add little details like this beautiful fabric inside the waistband, pocket lining, and I used it to bind the kick vent instead of folding it over. I think little details like that really make the garment special. As you can see, I still need to decide how to finish my seams on the inside. With fabrics that fray a lot, I tend to go for the bias binding.
The rough side of this was that I used a very stiff aqua denim from my stash. I could have used a hammer and I hope it softens up more with washing. It was tricky to work with for sure.
Don’t forget to stop by and see the other bloggers. They have made some amazing versions of these patterns.
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