|Pattern Description: A funky skirt from Sandra Betzina. This is an updated version of her previous skirt, V1018, which I made 5 or 6 times. But this one has eliminated the 60 tucks, making it faster to sew. It has also swapped out the waistband/zipper combo for an elastic waist, which is what I did on the versions of 1018 I made.|
It's a great pattern.
Pattern Sizing: A - J, Betzina sizing. I made an E, I believe.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much. The version on the pattern envelope uses a wonderful wild print, which makes it a bit hard to see the detail of the drape with the large tucks. I made mine using a bold graphic print, but not quite as chaotic as the Vogue version. This would also work beautifully in a solid fabric. The pattern calls for a knit, but wovens also work well, if they are the right woven.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The wonderful drape, the funky styling.
Fabric Used: I'm guessing it is a poly, though it has a weird coating. I think it is a home dec fabric. I bought it more than a year ago at FabricMart.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? You betcha! I do not need more skirts of this style, but I like it well enough to make it at least once more.
Conclusion: More info, and more pics, on the blog.