Hello fine sew-alongers! Welcome to the Peggy skirt sew-along. I hope you're as excited as i am to kick off with the sew-along and sew up some gorgeous Peggy skirts?!
Today for the 1 st post for the sew-along we will cover the basics of getting started with the Peggy pattern, so you will be starting on the right track to sewing up a cute Peggy skirt or two. Although this may seem a bit on the tedious side of things, completing these steps will ensure you will be sewing up a well made and fitted Peggy skirt.
The Peggy skirt is recommend as a beginner level sewing pattern but would easily suit any level of sewist. It is a great skirt design to be added to any handmade wardrobe.
The best place to start when choosing the right fabric for your pattern is to have a look at the back of the pattern envelope at the listed recommended fabrics.
I have recommended Chambray, cotton and cotton blends, Linen, wool and wool blends, but the great thing about the Peggy skirt is the ultimate foundation to experiment with a variety of fabric choices, so i say have fun with your fabric choices.
If you need some inspiration for your Peggy skirt have a look at the below at a few examples. The Peggy skirt is great to for bright and bolds prints, florals as well throughout all seasons so think wool plaids for winter or bright bold colors for the warmer months.
The Peggy skirt by Bex
Cotton polka dot Peggy skirt by me.
Chambray Peggy skirt
Finding your size & Fit
Use the above diagram to measure yourself correctly. The Peggy skirt only really requires your waistline measurement, so grab your tape measure and your natural waistline. If you do have va va voom hips that are bigger than your waistline measurement, even though the Peggy skirt is quite a loose fit over your hips but just to be safe also check your hip measurements just to be sure you will have the right fit.
Again the back of the envelope is your little gold mine of information to help you get started properly with any sewing pattern. Head to the back of the envelope packaging to find your correct size with your measurements you now have. Also determine the correct length of your Peggy Skirt, which sits just below the knee. If you prefer your Peggy skirt shorter or longer, you make the adjustments at the shortening and lengthening lines on the skirt pattern pieces.
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