Project: McCall’s 3830 skirt (2002)

Readers,

My 1930s Butterick jacket now has a matching skirt, made from McCall’s 3830.  This is the seventh skirt I’ve sewn from this pattern and it was gratifyingly quick to make.

A simple, contemporary skirt pairs with a 1930s jacket.

A simple, contemporary skirt pairs with a 1930s jacket.

The skirt has a faced waist rather than a waistband. The pattern doesn’t call for a lining, but I like linings. I always have very good results following “Quick lining a skirt with waist facings” from Connie Long’s book Easy Guide to Sewing Linings.

A faced waist, lining, and invisible zipper.

A faced waist, lining, and invisible zipper.

I used an invisible zipper.

I meant to underline this linen with silk organza to limit wrinkling, but completely forgot to. Well, the skirt will still do fine.

Till I sew up some blouses and knit tops for this ensemble, I’ll wear a white t-shirt with it.. The jacket and skirt can be worn together or separately, dressed up or down. It will be fun to test-drive them during my upcoming Ohio trip.

Proper photos are coming soon.

Just in time for summer weather: linen separates.

Just in time for summer weather: linen separates.

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