McCalls #7054 is such an easy swingy skirt.
It may look complicated but it’s not. The only thing you need to keep track of is which panels connect with which side. This is done by making accurate markings and notches on your fabric. I made this is a rayon crepe from Fabric.com. Crepe type fabrics are my all-time favorite fabrics to work with. The lining is a striped coral silk fabric from Promenade Fabrics.
McCalls 7054 is a six-panel skirt with multiple options. I chose option C. I cut a size 14 with 5/8 seam allowances on all seams except for the back zipper where I used a 1″ seam allowance. I put in an invisible zipper instead of a lapped zipper. There is no facing or waistband for this skirt, making it even easier. I did put in a strip of interfacing along the waist just for a bit of added structure. Version C is kind of heavy and I can feel it drag just a bit in the back. The fabric I used is rather heavy, but no real problems associated with the weight and wearing it.
I also lined the entire skirt. There are no directions for lining the visible portion of version C but it’s fairly easy and straightforward to figure out. The hem of the lining and skirt is about 8 yards total.
I am not a great hemmer and I should have taken more time in this but, I did do the hem pretty much at the last minute. The lining fabric dropped considerably before hemming. The outer fabric remained perfect. Not sure how that all works, but it was kind of a bummer. I attempted to straighten the lining fabric and it kept getting shorter and shorter and uneven! So, I stopped what I was doing and just did a tiny hem and hoped for the best. Upon closer inspection, one will notice visible irregularities with the lining hem, ( a nice way of saying – it’s a shitty hem job).
If you want the skirt to really flair out, do what I did and encase the fabric in double fold bias tape. It really gives the skirt an extra kick.
If you love a high level of twirl then McCalls 7054 sewing pattern is for you!