|McCall's: 5523 (Misses' Straight Skirt) - Type:Skirts |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Available for sale on PR: $11.96 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Corduroy [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: skirt with four back panel variations|
Pattern Sizing: 12 and 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes, just like it.
Were the instructions easy to follow? yes, very easy. This is a very simple pattern, and I had no problems following the instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that this is a basic pencil skirt but with a little interest in the back.
Fabric Used: corduroy and lining material
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I shortened it by an inch. I also added a lining by cutting out all the pieces again, except two of the front middle panel. When I put the lining together, instead of putting pleats I just put a vent on either side of the back middle panel. I attempted to make a size 12 at the waist, and grade to a 14 at the hips, but I messed up somewhere along the way and it came out really just a size 14, and this was too big for me. Next time I will make a size 12 but add some room on just the back princess seams so it doesn't cup my booty too inappropriately like the first muslin I made did.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, this is a very quick and easy pattern. I plan to make this again so I can get it right and make something I will wear. It is a nice, classic piece so would be a great wardrobe builder for work. It would be really fun and young in colors different from the normal brown/black/gray.
Conclusion: This is a really simple pattern, and makes a great looking skirt. I would recommend it, especially if you like pencil skirts. See more at my blog
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