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Simplicity 8462

CocoYorkie

Simplicity 8462
« on: August 26, 2019, 23:29:10 PM »
Hi All,

I'm planning to make the skirt from Simplicity 8462 which is a style I really like.
Sim 8462

However, I'm wondering if I should use my hip measurement or my waist one for this skirt to determine size to cut out.
Reason I am asking what you all think is that this pattern has a whopping 20 inches of ease in the hip according to the finished garment measurements. -<

Any advice will be highly appreciated.

Thank you
 Lisa , aka CocoYorkie

jintie

Re: Simplicity 8462
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2019, 06:26:07 AM »
I think the hip width was there for the paper nylon petticoat underneath.

Ploshkin

Re: Simplicity 8462
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 07:07:16 AM »
I would go with the waist measurement as the skirt isn't intended to be fitted round the hips.
Life's too short for ironing.

CocoYorkie

Re: Simplicity 8462
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 18:20:05 PM »
I would go with the waist measurement as the skirt isn't intended to be fitted round the hips.

Thank you Ploshkin..... I was thinking the same but then over-thought it and asked.

You've just confirmed my thinking. :)

CocoYorkie

Re: Simplicity 8462
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 18:21:38 PM »
I think the hip width was there for the paper nylon petticoat underneath.

Thank you Jintie.

I was wondering if there was a petticoat under but couldn't see it as feasible as the pictures on the model show as basically skimming the hip area.