Twirling fun-- The Super Full Skirt with Godets: McCall's 6608 a Review

I made this skirt almost 3 years and ago!  Where has it been?  I had all but forgotten about it until I saw RedPants Designs make her version, now I need a fancy jacket to wear with it in cold weather.  It was all the way back in my closet folded over a pant hanger behind a few other items I just wasn't interested in wearing.  Also, since I have been parsing my closet and checking for "holes" in my wardrobe, with the help of my trusty styling and wardrobe planning blogs, a few fun outfits I made in the past have been resurfacing.   A goldmine to my surprise.   I was so happy to adorn this fun skirt that I had to take a twirl or few.

I was having so much fun twirling, I felt like a kid.  This skirt is from the McCall's 6608- Misses' Skirts.  I made it from the lightest and most difficult of rayon jersey knits out there, at least I think.  It required 4 yards of fabric and I wanted every bit of that fabric in this skirt.  The drape is sublime and you would never notice it has so much volume.  Hence, the reason for all these twirling pictures y'all.

Oh, here are a couple with the skirt just hanging gracefully to the floor.   Doesn't it make me look taller?  At least I feel taller wearing it...and with this top I made at the same time McCall's 6400 creates a really fancy monochromatic look that I like.

I did try this top, just recently, in a heavier knit to go with my palazzo pants...but it was an epic failure.

The skirt has 4 godets, and is voluminous to say the least.  I would say it is much wider and fuller than the average circle skirt given that the godet insets add so much.  Be very careful of your fabric choices, this skirt will grow longer and longer and longer over time from the weight of the fabric and the bias cut of the parts.  I have mine pulled up to my ribcage since my heels aren't very high.

For the waistband, I used 1.5" elastic, and could have gone down quite a bit on the length of the elastic.  I got the elastic from Peggy Sagers with Silhouette Patterns.  I have since found a pretty good one from Lyla Messinger as well.  It helps to keep the waist area extremely smooth and is used in yoga pants.  I styled it with a simple t-shirt here...which maybe, I will add another type of shirt to see how versatile I can make this maxi.  Of course I will be making another one but somewhat shorter to wear with boots.  We shall see.

Until next time....keep sewing.


  1. Gorgeous -- so classy. You (and your skirt) look better than the McCall's photo.

    1. Thank you seems sometimes the envelope has some weird poses. But they do look fun.

  2. Such a fun outfit to wear for weekend glam!


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