Thursday, August 19, 2010

Enid - Wrap around skirt

Wow it's been a long time between posts!
I think I've finally collected every Enid published.
Still like to trawl the op-shops, Ebay and Oztion looking just in case I have missed one.

Today I got a little sewing time in and drafted a skirt for Lilly.
It's a little old fashioned and still kind of cute.

Enid designed her patterns with measurements to use for drafting.
It was her own unique drafting system.
Very easy to do with a little practice.
Most designs start with a central vertical line off which you mark the vertical measurements and lines off. There are guide lines to help you draw the curves.
Enid's earlier books used woven fabrics as stretch fabrics weren't available.

I used some corduroy to make this skirt and lined it with chambray.
It's actually the skirt on the front of this magazine, but not as short and the straps are longer.

I really like the way it fastens at the back and it's so easy to make.
I think when I make this again I'll get rid of the straps.

I've cross posted this on my Mad Quilter Blog



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