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Simplicity: 2451 (Misses' Skirts) thumbsup - Type:Skirts    printable version
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Reviewed by:Lavenderblonde
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Posted on:5/19/13 10:04 AM
Last Updated:10/30/13 9:43 AM
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Pattern Photo:Simplicity 2451
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Cotton - Quilting  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
Misses' skirt sewing patterns, each in two lengths. Easy to Sew Collection.
Pattern Sizing:
The measurements said I should have been an 18 but I'm only a 12 Australian which is about an 8 American - so I tried to average it out (teamed with the fact that other reviewers have said it's quite loose) and cut a US 12

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Absolutely! Just like it

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy to follow instructions

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The envelope says you need a 7" zipper so that's what I bought - only it was about an inch 2 short when sewn in. When I moved the seam up it wouldn't get up over my bum, so I lowered it again hoping that when I applied the yoke facing it would balance it out but there was still about a 1" gap at the top. Next time I will need to use an 8 inch zip. I tried to hide this creatively by adding some ribbon to the back and making a bow I don't mind if it's a bit quirky. I like that.
Fabric Used:
A bright floral printed quilting cotton.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added a lining. Never done one before and just winged it. Worked pretty well. I wear all my skirts over tights or stockings and didn't want the cotton to catch.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

It's a great fit and I really love it. I can see myself making may more Using an 8" zipper next time though...

See the photos from start to finish HERE on my blog!
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Bestyears said...
I just made this up too -in the mid-length version. You reminded me that I should post a review. Thought it went together really well too.
5/19/13 12:36 PM
madbadger said...
Thanks for the detailed review - especially on the sizing! Love the print you selected and how you finished the back (even if it was an emergency lol) - really nice!
5/19/13 2:38 PM
NEMDF said...
The fabric you used is beautiful, and I appreciate the detailed review. I am trying ot encourage my daugther to sew, and think your review might be helpful to show her a pretty simple project for turning out a wearable garment. Thanks!
10/30/13 12:24 PM
RachelKennison said...
Cute! I have this pattern, I should pull it out! Thanks for the info on the zipper length!
10/30/13 1:07 PM
Chempac said...
Such a beautiful skirt! This pattern goes on my wish list.
11/5/13 8:24 AM
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