|Pattern Description: |
"As seen in The Original Series the Womens Uniform Skant Pattern is available in new simple to use and understand patterns so the uniform can be recreated by you, or you can have it made custom for you, by our expert costumers. Available in sizes small through large, these patterns are new and very well made. Don't forget department colors are red, gold and blue. These patterns were originally mastered from the original patterns created by the wardrobe department in 1967."
WONKED UP! They claim it is a 4-20... the 4 wouldn't fit a 4 year old!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but because I had to mudify it heavily to look right.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Not unless you are an advanced seamstress. There is so much wrong with this. If you don't know how to sew already, this is NOT a pattern to start with. I was lucky my friends had made it already and gave me notes on what parts to change.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Liked... it was screen accurate, after modifications. Disliked, having to modify the heck out of something that should have been straight forward.
High quality stretch velour
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Oy, where to start?! You need to make a mock up or two before you cut into your good fabrics. As an example I'm a size 6 dress and needed to use the 16 pattern.
You need to lengthen the bottom hem, I did mine by about 4 inches. Otherwise your skant will be way TOO skant.
You also need to adjust the sleeves. I added 4 inches total to the width of the sleeves or they would have been way too tight. The sleeve length was made longer by 6 inches. I don't have my friend's notes anymore as to which patternpieces to lengthen, but make sure you do them ALL. She forgot to lengthen one piece and had to make the whole thing shorter than she wanted since she didn't have enough fabric to cut another part.
I'll say it again - mock up, mock up, mock up! Keep doing it until it fits right.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'd be willing to try it again. I have a few friends who want this costume also in the gold and blue colors (Kirk's Angels lol). Not recomended unless you are picky about screen accurate seam placement and look.
Don't get this unless you are an expereinced seamstress and know how to adjust patterns. Unless you are concerned with a screen accurate look, this dress could be made without the pattern.