Pattern Description: skirt and Jacket in a victorian style
Pattern Sizing: I cut a 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: It did! I was really impressed! (although pleating 10m of fabric for the skirt was a huge undertaking. I used every single pin I had in the process)
Were the instructions easy to follow? : there were some steps (like the whole pocket set) that were not clear and the diagrams were not as clear as they could have been. On the other hand I found a you-tube video of "prof. pincushion' who went through this exact pattern, skirt and jacket. I used the video to help me understand some of the steps that weren't as clear.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? making the tie for the back of the jacket. I tried. I failed. I went to plan b: chain.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I skipped the buttons and making the tie and went to Micheals craft store and bought a bunch of things from the industrial chic jewelery section for additions like a great chain for the back tie, and front as well as some great pieces to close the front that I think were parts of an old cash register and a great cameo to hang off the front chain. It really makes the steampunk look.
Would you sew it again? I have grand plans for this pattern. I love the style lines and I want to play with bustling the back of the jacket.
Conclusion: The skirt is great, pretty easy (once you get past the pleating part) and the Jacket is fab. I'm wearing my creation to the company Christmas party this year. The best find really was prof. pincushion and the you-tube video for this pattern. She did the skirt, jacket and the top. If anything didn't quite make sense, watching the video really helped.