|New Look: 6843 (Misses Skirts) - Type:Skirts |
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|Posted on:||1/9/13 9:51 AM |
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New Look Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Five different skirts (flared, A line, pencil) with waistband and zip|
Pattern Sizing: Six sizes in one (US 8-18, European 34-44). I made view B (slightly longer line straight/pencil skirt). I cut a size 12 but would have been fine with a size 10.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes (except I added pockets)
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they were fairly easy to follow, except for the attachment of the waistband which I couldn't quite get my head round so did it my own way. There were also a few instructions which implied prior sewing knowledge with little direction despite this being billed as "1 hour easy". It took me a few hours, not just one.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked that the pattern was simple and it didn't take that long to make the skirt. I didn't like some of the instructions being a bit vague. This isn't a huge problem for anyone who isn't a complete beginner.
Fabric Used: Organic cotton from The Organic Textile Company (www.organiccotton.biz) dyed naturally with pomegranate and turmeric. It's a lovely mustard/gold colour - but does bleed a lot!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added pockets using the method described in Megan Nielsen's Kelly skirt pattern, using my own drafted pocket bags. Worked a treat. The only thing was that the addition of this made the front panel a bit too big and as I couldn't increase the seam allowances at the sides (due to pockets being in the way) I had to add in an extra pleat on each side of the front panel. I don't think it's a problem though. I've read on here since that the pattern does have quite a bit of ease at the hips and other people have taken theirs in.
I skipped the slit in the side of the skirt because I didn't like it and I'm glad I did as the skirt doesn't need one - it's roomy enough to manoeuvre in without a slit.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew it again - it's really useful, basic skirt staple for work (esp with pockets). I would just make sure that I cut the front panel a bit smaller next time or put in inseam pockets instead. I would like to try and make it narrower too for a more pencil skirt effect rather than straight.
Conclusion: Good, basic skirt pattern that will be a work staple I think! I'd like to try it in wool or something else heavy for winter. You can read more on my blog: www.tybalt-king-of-cats.blogspot.co.uk
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