|You Sew Girl: C11300 (A-Line Skirt) - Type:Skirts |
|Viewed 208 times
||3 more reviews|
Review rated Very Helpful
by 4 people
|About jennybaxt |
|Member since: 11/8/07 |
|Reviews written: 115|
|Sewing skills:Advanced Beginner|
|Favored by: 19 people|
|patterns reviewed: 115|
|Posted on:||7/22/13 7:34 AM |
You Sew Girl Pattern Info
More Info provided by jennybaxt
|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|See other patterns in this category: Skirts |
|Available for sale on PR: $18.15 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Related Links |
|Click on to add a link|
|Pattern Description: |
A-line skirt. Nikki says "This is the perfect basic skirt pattern for women of all shapes and sizes. It's as flattering as it is comfortable and can be made in different lengths, in summer or winter fabrics. It's also a great canvas for textile embellishment."
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Nikki's instructions are very thorough, and would be perfect for the absolute beginner in garment sewing. The more advanced sewist probably won't need such detailed instructions, but there are lots of little hints throughout that can be useful for making a better garment.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The style is great. Very simple and very flattering. For me it was the perfect skirt for putting some loved fabric together with some basic fabric to showcase the special fabric.
The special, loved, fabric is marimekko fabric, purchased recently in Sweden. This is paired with some leftover black linen. Oh and some grey cotton for the facing of the yoke, and grey lining fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Design-wise, I split the skirt horizontally to put a band of black at the bottom of the skirt, as well as having black for the yoke.
I also lined the skirt. The marimekko fabric was a little light-weight for a winter skirt, so I wanted lining to make it more substantial. The pattern does not include lining, but this modification was easily done, by sewing up the lining just as for the skirt (without sewing up CB seam), attaching the lining to the facing of the yoke before attaching the facing to the skirt: the instructions tell you what to do with the facing at the CB, joining to the zipper tape – you just do the same but also attach the lining to the zipper tape, as far as you can to the bottom of the zipper. Then sew up the CB seam of the lining after the facing has been attached.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I'd sew it again. I have already made another version but no good photos.
Great skirt pattern! This one's going to be a favourite.
|Buy this pattern for $18.15 Add to Bag |