|Grainline Studio: 32001 (Moss Mini Skirt) - Type:Skirts |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Wool Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
semi-fitted skirt that sits slightly below the natural waist and works up well in a variety of fabrics, from denim to wool to corduroy and many fabrics in-between. Skirt features a fly front and button closure as well as a yoke at the back. View B has a hem band for a slightly longer version.
Pattern Sizing: 0-18. I made a size 6 based on my measurements. I needed a bit more room in the hips, and a little less in the waist.
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? I think so. I previously reviewed this pattern here. The one thing I forgot to mention last time is that I used a different method to insert the fly front zipper than the one given in the pattern. I think the directions are clear, but I just wasn't happy with the way it turned out. My favorite method is from a book by Anna Zapp called The Zapp Method of Couture Sewing, where the fly is installed flat before sewing any part of the center seam. I always get good results with this method.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the structured look of the skirt and the hem band option.
Fabric Used: Last time I used a denim fabric and was very happy with the outcome. This time I chose a lighter-weight wool from my stash, and while it's ok, I do like my heavier-weight denim version the best. I lined this wool version because it did need a lining. If I were choosing a wool (not from my stash) I would have picked a wool with a little more weight to it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: As with my other skirt, I trimmed some length off the skirt portion before adding the hem band to result in a length somewhere between View A and B.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may sew this again in the summer, and I do recommend it.
Conclusion: This is a great basic skirt. The pattern is rated intermediate, and I think that's accurate. There are several pieces to the pockets and also a yoke and overall the shaping is subtle so you need to keep an eye on matching up the pieces in the right way! I don't see why a beginner couldn't do it if you take your time. Every project is a learning experience, right?
My blog post about this skirt is here.
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