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|Sewaholic Patterns: 1206 (Hollyburn Skirt) - Type:Skirts |
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|Posted on:||1/27/13 10:13 AM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Pattern Description: Especially for beginners, this is the perfect flared skirt! A wardrobe essential, the Hollyburn Skirt has just the right amount of flare. It sits right at the waist for maximum figure flattery, and features super practical pockets!|
Pattern Sizing: 0-16. I made view C, the shortest version.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, but I like mine better than the samples on the Sewaholic website. Honestly, I was a little turned off by Tasia's fabric choice and the length of the skirt (it's just not my style), but once I saw some other versions, I realized that this would suit me in a different fabric and the shorter length.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Absolutely! Tasia always writes excellent instructions. These instructions are more detailed since the construction is simpler. She is aiming this pattern at a beginning sewer.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love how quickly it comes together. I also like the versatility it offers depending on the length and fabric that you choose. It's also great that there is no fitting involved with this skirt. As long as you make sure to pick the right waist measurement, you will have a perfectly fitting skirt. I recommend comparing the finished garment measurements provided on the pattern to one of your favorite fitting skirts so you choose the right size.
Fabric Used: I used a poly blend suiting from Joann's for the fashion fabric and a royal blue cotton sateen for the pocket lining and waistband facing.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I split the pocket and waistband pieces in two so I could use the cotton sateen as lining/facing. I give more details on how I did this on my blog. I also cut a size 8 at the waist but a size 16 length just to give myself a little bit more coverage. I finished my hem with bias tape to conceal the raw edges and give the hem a little bit of body.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I might sew this again. I keep toying with the idea of making it in silk charmeuse. I would definitely recommend this pattern to others.
Conclusion: This is a great basic skirt pattern that would be a perfect first sewing project or a quick make for a more experienced seamstress. You can't go wrong with Tasia's excellent drafting and well-written instructions.
To see more photos and read more details, visit my blog Susie Homemaker, MD.
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