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Altering the Everyday skirt with the Building Block Dress book

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    Buratti @Buratti


    I have made the Everyday skirt twice and I love it. Inspired by the Building Block Dress book, I would like to try a few alterations. Has anyone tried the following or have any advice, please:
    1. Deeper waistband- I like a wide waistband. Would the skirt still work with an extra half inch or extra inch added to the waistband? Am assuming I would need to add length to the back panel and the waistband piece, right? Has anyone tried this?
    2. Hem facing- following the instructions on p128 of the book, has anyone tried a hem facing? I would like a contrasting hem. Would I draft it from half of the front panel, one side panel and half of the back?
    3. Patch pockets- I love the pockets but I fancied large simple patch pockets as in p94 from the book instead. Has anyone tried this?
    Thank you!

    Liesl Gibson

    All of these are very do-able! I think you’ve got the gist of it, for sure. I hope you’ll show us when you’re done!

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