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I’ve made clothes for many people, including myself, but never for my own sister. At one point, she kept talking about how all she wanted was a simple, a-line skirt. Then the June issue of Seamwork Magazine came out. I knew that Seamwork Patsy would be the perfect pattern to use.
Seamwork patterns are designed to make garments in a few hours. They’re very straightforward, so they’re perfect for beginners and for experienced sewists who want to make things quickly. Patsy was a breeze to sew! The only issue I had was with the waist yoke pieces, but I always have a hard time with yokes.
I also had some fit issues. My sister keeps losing weight, which is great, but it meant a lot of adjustments. And even once the skirt was completed, I still had to take in the waist for her. For now, I added about four evenly-spaced tapered stitches in the waistband to hold it up until I fix it for her.
Hooray for her awesome exercise routine and willpower!
Instead of using the patch pockets, I used inseam pockets.
The fabric is a home decor linen from Joann that I found in the Red Tag section. (I found it on the manufacturer’s website here. It looks nice when used to upholster chairs, too!) As soon as I saw the print, I was enamored! I held onto the bolt for a while before finally deciding to show it to my sister. I had a sliver of hope that she would hate it, but the opposite happened: she, too, fell in love with it.
It hurt my heart to relinquish it to a project that I wouldn’t get to keep!
I can’t wait to make a Patsy for myself! I’d definitely recommend sewing a Patsy skirt, but a Seamwork membership is required. If you sign up through my affiliate link, you’ll get half off your first month! Totally worth it 😃
Have you sewn Seamwork Patsy? I’d love to see how yours turned out!