|Pattern Description: |
Straight skirt, mid-knee length, has side zipper and faced waistline; skirt A has shaped lower back flounce; skirt B has pleated lower back; skirt C has gathered lower back with self-fabric ruffle; skirt D has two lower back flounces. I made View B this time.
(12 - 18) I wavered between the 10 for my waist and an 11 1/2 over the hips!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, strangely identical to the line drawing - that's a first for me!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy, with lots of markings to match up those pleats on the back. And since I had only just made this skirt last week in View D... the skirt just fell together (with a little help from me).
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Love that it is super quick to whip up, has princess panels to help tweak out the fitting around key (read tummy and butt) areas, and that it is plain enough for work, yet has a lovely little surprise on the back.
A linen blend from Spotlight, in a black and white paisley print. This paisley print seems to be having a revamp currently and becoming popular again.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Well, nothing major in my books. I used an invisible zipper purely for personal preference. And it certainly is invisible with this print!
I fully lined the skirt, but didn't line the pleat area. Being a linen fabric it already has a bit of body to it, and I didn't want the pleats to be double fabric. So I just omitted the lining on this section, and hand-sewed the lining to the seams around it. Turned out quite neat.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes to both. It is a super skirt pattern with lots of interest behind - mainly for others to see! The only thing I can fault, after making 2 of this pattern, would be the length. If you need to shorten this skirt do so before cutting as it needs to be shortened in the hip area and not the hem area. Otherwise you cut some of the feature area. I will make up one more of this skirt in a plain fabric, so that the details can really be seen.
Love to wear both of these skirts I have made from this pattern. They don't take much fabric, and I think all styles are suitable for both summer and winter, depending on your needs. And I still think View C would make up in a lovely evening fabric for a good going-out skirt...more piccies at my blog...