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Offline CassandraW

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Flirt Skirt by Pamela Howard
« on: September 08, 2007, 03:13:14 PM »
I've had this Flirt Skirt pattern quite a long time and finally got around to making it.  It's by Pamela Howard; here's her link:  http://www.pamelascouturecloset.com/patterns.htm
I found out about this website/pattern because Nancy Erickson had mentioned Pamela's Boot Camp in her newsletter.  I believe Pamela uses Nancy's pattern in her Boot Camp Tailoring Seminar.

I am so pleased with this skirt!!  It goes together quickly and the fishtail hem is so cute.  It has very easy-to-read instructions and it could be used as a quick wardrobe builder.  I plan to make several!

Has anyone else made this skirt?

Cassie

Offline Towanda

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Re: Flirt Skirt by Pamela Howard
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007, 04:02:16 PM »
The pattern did not come in my size so I made up my version.The skirt is really feminine and swishy. It does need a soft fabric to work. I used a straight skirt pattern and the tissue pattern from the LH gore skirt pattern. I traced the gore pattern piece and taped it to the back skirt pattern tissue.  I pegged the sides of the skirt so it was more slimming. The only change that I would make is to lower the fishtail so the skirt has more curve at the hem and make the skirt shorter.
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Offline Ann C

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Re: Flirt Skirt by Pamela Howard
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2007, 04:50:53 AM »
I've made the skirt and simply love it!  Sorry to say it doesn't look as good on me as it did on Pam - don't have her fabulous shape - but I do love it none the less!  I saw it on her at the Atlanta expo before she had the pattern out and bugged her about it at the time.  I don't suppose I'll ever forget seeing her in it - one of those times when you see something - just the way she turned to get on the escalator - and that flippy little part in the back!  A one of a kind thing - but really simple to make.  You're right, Towanda, it does need a soft, drapey type of fabric.  Perfect in some of the softer knit fabrics.  The pattern needs to be seen made up to really appreciate the look! :eyelashes:

Offline M.Lynn

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Re: Flirt Skirt by Pamela Howard
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007, 07:35:03 PM »
I have made this skirt a ton of times. My favorite was using Christine Jonson's Icicle Knit. It has shimmery sparkles and I made it for New Years Eve. Then I had a theater opening to attend and pulled it out in HOT July. The flow of the skirt when you walk is fabulous.

It is a cunning skirt. When you stand still it looks normal. When you walk, the back flows behind you saying "The Queen has Arrived and she looks really great."
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Re: Flirt Skirt by Pamela Howard
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2007, 08:56:56 PM »
I made this skirt this week end and wore it to work today.  Everyone loved the way it floats when you turn around and walk away!  I made it out of a soft semi sheer floral from Textile Studios -- it definitely needs a soft fabric.
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