supereggplant delivers

A couple of you asked about the long skirt pattern in the Seventeen magazine. Here is the pattern:
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Here are the numbers, clockwise from the upper left-hand corner, in case you can’t see them in the photo:
11″ foldline
Waist 16″
32″ (drawstring)
Skirt bottom 38″
The drawstring is 3″ wide and the tab is 3″ wide and 6″ on the left and 9″ on the right.
Here are the instructions: Use 1/2″ seam allowances. For the long skirt you need about 2 1/2 yards of fabric. Fold fabric crosswise, right sides together, and cut out all pieces as shown. Cut through fold at waist. Sew side seams, leaving a 9″ placket opening. Trim tab off front skirt piece; whipstitch around edge of tab on back piece. Press all seams open and whipstitch placket seam allowance to skirt. For drawstring casing, fold down and press 1/4″ edge at waist. Fold down again to top of tab and stitch along bottom of casing. Fold drawstring lengthwise, seam one side and one end and use a large safety pin to reverse. Stitch other end and thread through casing. Hem skirt. (If fabric has a directional pattern, don’t fold. Cut the two lengths apart and reverse one before cutting, so front and back patterns run the same way.)
I don’t know, the directions are a bit confusing to me, but hopefully some of you can figure them out!

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5 Responses to supereggplant delivers

  1. Taya says:

    Did you see that ad that said something like – “Men think women who sew are sexy” – the 70’s were a crazy time.

  2. elabeth says:

    Ohhhh the copyright police are so gonna get you.

  3. Kay says:

    After 32 years let’s hope they have better things to do than chase you for an A-line skirt recipe.
    I like the line about ‘all fabrics $1.29 a yard’. xoxo Kay

  4. kerrie says:

    yay, thanks..

  5. Samantha says:

    Very cool, thanks!

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