Monday, February 27, 2017

Scroop Pattern Review: Modern Fantail Skirt

Hey there! I promise I'm doing a considerable amount of sewing...but it's a secret. <Insert evil emoji face here> My deadline will hopefully be before the 28th for the Sew Monthly Challenge (Re-Do, Re-Make, and Re-Use (or something like that)).

At the same time, I made an awesome skirt for my sister Camille! She is usually a great model, but I'm afraid she was deathly sick with the flu and didn't want her ill face all over the internet. I used the new Scroop pattern, the modern Fantail skirt. It turned out great! It looks sort of vintage, and I'm tempted to buy a pair of retro American Duchess shoes....but sadly I can only dream.

All the instructions made perfect sense; I've never tried an invisible zipper, but I was so happy with it! They are magical. The end. I had to hunt all over town to find an invisible zipper presser foot, but much to my chagrin the local sewing machine shop told me that I don't actually have a Pfaff machine.


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He then explained that all the Pfaff hobby machines were outsourced to...Janome. So I've been lied to! WHAT IS THIS FALLACIOUSNESS??? Thesaurus told me that was a word. BAM!

I was in quite a huff because they were outrageously expensive for a tiny piece of plastic, and I didn't have time to order it online. So I called my awesome friend and she let me borrow her machine! She was very helpful in showing me exactly how to install the zipper according to Leimomi's instructions. The pictures don't fully capture how awesome these pleats look in real life. Again, Camille was so sick and was in a hurry to get back in her pajamas.

In other words: The Modern Fantail is an excellent pattern, and I look forward to trying the historical version someday! 5/5 stars.