3.24.2009

tulip skirt pattern from stitch magazine


I just finished making a couple of skirts from my first ever published pattern (in the Winter 2008 issue of Interweave's Stitch Magazine). People have been sending me links to their own creations made from my pattern, and I decided to start a Flickr group so I could keep them all in one place. If you've made this skirt, please add your photos to the group! It's so inspiring to see other people's ideas before starting a new project. In fact, I was influenced by Sian's lovely skirt to make mine from a printed fabric too.

As I was making my skirts, I cut the pattern pieces out from the magazine and followed the instructions exactly in order to double-check things. I found that the pattern and instructions as printed in the magazine have a few errors. Here they are:

1. In the "Tulip skirt Pattern Guide" on page 77, the Back piece says "cut 2 self on fold". But you only need to cut ONE!

2. The Placket piece is also labeled incorrectly in the pattern guide. It says "cut 2 self, 2 facing (mark as facing), and 2 interfacing". Wrong. Cut ZERO facings. That piece doesn't have a facing.

3. On step #5 of the instructions, the first sentence says "Fold the bottom edge of both placket pieces under to the wrong side by 5/8" and press". When I was making mine, I found that I only needed to press it under 1/2".

4. The front pattern piece has the notches printed in the wrong place. They need to be shifted 1 1/2" toward the side seam because they are too close to the placket.

Okay, everything else seems about right! Sorry I didn't get to this sooner. Happy sewing!

22 comments:

Suzy said...

Oh! Yes! I forgot I bought that magazine for this pattern! I only hope I can find it now that it's been a couple months! I can't wait to make it! Exclamation point!

LeeAnn said...

How timely! I have my issue laying at the top of my to-do heap. So I just printed off your corrections and taped them to your page in the magazine! It's a very cute skirt. :)

iris said...

I never before thought how Ravelry is a sort of more organized version of flickr tags. Lots of tags.

It seems something comparable would be nice for sewing, not just knitting/crocheting.

*gemmifer* said...

Oops! It's a shame they didn't catch any of these before it went to print. Whoever did the layout of the article must not be a seamstress! It's a good thing that you noticed :)

sew nancy said...

This skirt is on my list of spring/summer sewing.
It looks beautiful in the print.
It is funny how you see it in one fabric and think that is how you need to do it but, you really don't.
I wonder if a quilting cotton would or would not work.

The Tilted Tulip said...

Pretty, pretty and just in time for Spring, too. I might need to brush up my sewing skills a bit more, though, before tackling it. You've given me something to work towards...

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!! I ordered ths magazine just for your skirt :) then I got confused when I cut it out and couldn't work out the markings. I am going to give it a try now, just need to find some good spring print as the wool I got is a bit out of season now. Thanks again for posting this!!!

Katherine said...

yay! i have been meaning to write and tell you that i made the skirt (with some modifications--i wanted a big bow in front!) and that i love it! i'm glad you cleared up the issues with the instructions--i thought i was a dummy!

Jennifer said...

I also have this skirt on my to do list...and I'm glad you posted this before I started the project (as a novice seamstress, I'm sure I would have been confused).

Your skirt looks great- and the print is wonderful.

I really wish you could divulge your fabric sources...but understand why you cannot!

xo

EmilyKate said...

Oooh how fun! does the start of this wiksten pattern group pool mean there may be MORE patterns in the future? Could we be that luckeeeee! I really enjoyed making the tulip skirt, it was so simple to put together and yet so stylish :o)

julia said...

wow!
the fabric is great!
since winter doesn´t really want to say GOOD BYE this sends me in a perfect spring mood!
Thank YOU; JENNY!

mallory said...

I really need to buy that magazine, that skirt is my favorite of all your designs. Hopefully I can make it and show it off on your Flickr!
Hope you and Joe are doing well.
-Mallory

Grace said...

Perfect timing! I plan to start sewing my tulip skirt this weekend. I'm still a little puzzled by the placket instructions, but hopefully all will be clear when I actually do it.

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emily said...

do you know if there's any way to get the back issue of that magazine? I missed it :(

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jen said...

i didn't even know interweave had such a magazine, haven't seen it in stores, where have i been?

the skirt is lovely, good for you! i hope to be able to make one.

Cirilia said...

I'm so excited, I just found this issue in a NH general store (Norah and I were on location shooting the fall/winter collections!). I'm so excited to try to make a tulip skirt!

Jess said...

Thank you so much for posting the corrections and motivating me to finish my skirt. Love the pattern and all your designs. Mine turned out perfect, just posted a picture on the flickr group. Hope there will be more patterns to come!

Katherine Lee said...

I know this is so long after you posted this but thanks so much! I knew the number of pieces was wrong but couldn't quite process what to do next.
I knew someone on the internets could help me, so once gain thanks.

kadda_lyse said...

hello,

i know, i found the pattern three years to late, but i´m ralllly in love with it. my problem(s): the magazine is out of stock but i´ve downloaded a pdf pattern from stitch. its only the pattern, no instructions and im a sewing beginner =( . do you know if your corrections were included? or is it the same version like the magazine pattern?
and i guess there another mistake in it, because the "belt ties" looks to short.

Claire (aka Seemane) said...

The pattern is now on the magazine's web store for download for $6.00, so I was able to get a copy :)

From here: http://www.interweavestore.com/Sewing/Patterns/Tulip-Skirt.html