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|Ottobre Design Magazine: 03-2010-34 (California) - Type:Kids(boys & girls) |
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|Posted on:||3/2/13 12:15 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/2/13 12:19 PM|
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Cotton - Quilting [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: "Straight-edged skirt panels alternate with gore panels cut from coordinating fabric. The skirt section is pleated to a wide yoke, which has a casing for elastic and drawstrings."|
Pattern Sizing: 128 to 170. I chose 146.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I changed it somewhat.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Ottobre instructions are rather terse. But this is an easy pattern to figure out on your own.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? My daughter likes short, kicky skirts. She likes elastic waists. We wanted to use some fun fabric. This pattern had it all.
Additionally, she's playing The Cat in Seussical the Musical. This skirt is sort of like a walking advertisement.
Fabric Used: Seuss prints from Robert Kaufman, purchased from Fabric.com.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: She didn't like the paper bag waist. I cut the yoke shorter to get rid of that part; instead, I made a casing and inserted 1 inch elastic. I made the casing by using the contrast fabric as a facing. She happened to like the look of flipping the elastic band over, then, to show the contrast fabric on top of the yoke. This shows the serging along the facing, which I think looks tacky, but she thinks that's just fine.
I left off the drawstring.
When I sewed together all of the skirt panels, pleated them, and tried attaching them to the yoke pieces, I discovered that they were 4 centimeters bigger than their respective yoke pieces. I simply trimmed off 2 centimeters from each end of the skirt front and the skirt back. I also took a deeper seam in these pieces than originally planned, since the entire thing looked too bulky. There's plenty of room in this skirt to play around, and the lines are simple enough to accommodate any changes you make.
I did a narrow serged hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? It was a fun project, and we're likely to make another one in different fabric. Hello Kitty might be nice, for example. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a way to use cute fabrics!
Conclusion: Simple, but with that extra bit of style Ottobre adds to their patterns!
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