Pattern Hack | New Look 6843 | Skirt Pattern Sewing Shortcuts

6843_env_front_1This is my go-to pattern for skirts and while still on the market today, it’s been around for AGES! I mentioned it (and how I’ve modified it) in one of my regular videos and people wanted to hear more so this video provides all the details!

Overview:

  1. Favorite notions.
  2. Eliminate the waistband.
  3. Double fabric for easy lining.
  4. Demonstrate my method for inserting the zipper.
  5. Machine finish/hem.
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3 thoughts on “Pattern Hack | New Look 6843 | Skirt Pattern Sewing Shortcuts

  1. Margaret, thanks for the info on NewLook 6843! You have inspired me to look for the pattern and try to make something for myself. I have shy’d away from sewing garments for myself as I never liked to alter a pattern, but will look for something to try.

    • I’m so glad! Skirts are the easiest to fit (imho) so I’m sure you’ll have great success! Let me know how it goes!

  2. Margaret, I looked at the skirt pattern today. Based on my measurements, I need a size 24. I normally wear at size 16. I couldn’t buy a pattern according to my measurements of Bust 42, Waist 39, hips 48. I can’t imagine that a size 24 pattern is what I need. I asked the Jo-Ann fabric cutter about this and she said, “well patterns don’t match store sizes.” I was so disappointed……Guess I should wait until patterns are on sale for 99 cents and then buy a few and try a muslin trial and see what works. On a positive point, I did purchase a pattern for one of our granddaughters to make a cute dress from some leftover fabric from a dress I made for her older cousin. So, thank you for giving the inspiration to get back into sewing!

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