Knee length pencil skirt with double seams in front, and double vent in back
36 - 42 -- I made a 38
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I made some alterations, so not exactly
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Didn't use them
Denim - a friend gave me an awful RTW test garment in size 42 which I chopped up to make this skirt. It was really good qualirty denim, but I was a bit stuck on which pattern design to use.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I used some of the features from the original denim skirt - like the centre front zip and waistband.
So, I omitted the front waistband as separate pieces and just used one piece.
I joined the two back seams to make only two back pieces (instead of 4). It was pretty easy to do - I just laid the two back pattern pieces together on the flat seam and drew the back dart from the curve the pieces made.
I gave the side pieces a bit of a flare so that it more a-line, and therefore eliminating the need for a back vent
I added back patch pockets to fit with the 'jeans' look
I shortened the skirt to about 10cm above the knee
I omitted the lining
I topstiched the front seams in gold coloured thread to match RTW jeans
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is my second version, and I'm sure more are to come! It's a great base pencil skirt.