Pattern Description: Misses' mock wrap skirt in mid-calf or mini lengths with optional trim and pencil skirt in knee or above the knee lengths has seamed-front panel and optional shirring detail or lace overlay
Pattern Sizing: 6-22. I cut a 16 and grade the hip to about 18/20 in View E.
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 followed them along loosely since I understood the construction of this basic skirt. I followed the kick pleat directions to make sure I got it right. Everything I read and followed was clear and simple to understand.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the princess seams in front. You can do some nice colorblocking or use some interesting overlays. I like that it fits up to the waist, it's flattering for a an hourglass/pear shape when you grade it to fit the hips. It's a classic style that can be used over and over. The kick pleat is a nice touch and oh so easy to sew.
After my grading, it reminds me of the fit I got with the Colette Beignet skirt- a nice fit at the waist and a form fitting skirt with room for comfort.
Fabric Used: I used a heavy cotton jacquard from Fabric Mart.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't change anything besides grading to fit my figure (smaller waist, larger hips). I didn't do the decorative zig zag stitching on the seams the pattern recommends for View E.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I am sure I will make this one again. It's a great fit, easy to make and has simple, clean lines. I recommend it for beginners who have made a few things already and of course for intermediate folks who want a solid basic.
Conclusion: Great fit. Easy to make. One of my new favorite patterns. It's a winner. It's a close fitting skirt with minimal ease (about 2 1/2") so you really need to compare your measurements to that of the finished ones. Usually I go for 14 waist and 16 hips because of the massive ease usually built into the big commercial patterns. Read more and see more photos here on my blog.