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...