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Colette Patterns: 1016 (Ginger) thumbsup - Type:Skirts    printable version
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Posted on:11/4/13 9:48 AM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 
Project Photo:Colette Patterns: 1016 by lalalauren

Colette Patterns: 1016 by lalalauren  Colette Patterns: 1016 by lalalauren  
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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
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Fabric:Stretch Sateen  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
This simple and pretty a-line skirt with high waistband will be a new wardrobe staple. Quick to sew, flattering to wear, and complete with excellent step-by-step instructions, this beautiful skirt is suitable for any sewer from beginner to advanced. Version 1 has a pointed center waist, version 2 has a shaped curved band. Version 3 has a straight waistband, with skirt cut on the bias. Choose a striped fabric with Version 3 for a beautiful chevron effect at the front and back!
Pattern Sizing:
0-18. I sewed a size 6.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
So wonderfully easy!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the A-line shape. It really is flattering. The different waistbands are great and I find the skirt really comfortable to wear. It's great for stash-busting, too, as I had this piece of fabric as a remnant from a previous project and I'm sure I had less than a metre. Because the fabric isn't one directional I could flip the pattern pieces to fit them in.
My only criticism - of myself, not the pattern - is that I completely forgot to eliminate the centre front seam and cut the skirt front on the fold. It distorts the pattern and makes the skirt look obviously homemade. I'm still pretty happy with it, though!
Fabric Used:
Cotton stretch sateen, from Spotlight in 2009 or thereabouts.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
No pattern alterations at all. Such a nice change!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I will certainly make this pattern again. I think in a less busy fabric next time, or if I go with a pattern I will remember to cut the front on the fold after this boo boo.
Conclusion:
A great pattern with excellent instructions, some nice variations and wonderful wardrobe building potential!

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Deepika said...
Gorgeous! I love the A-Line shape too.
11/5/13 10:51 AM
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