MISSES' SKIRTS AND PETTICOAT: Skirts have waistband, pleats, side hook & eye and zipper closing. Narrow hem. C: shaped back hemline, wrong side shows. B,E: bands. Petticoat has elastic waist and ruffle.
A5 6 --> 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
This pattern did look like the envelope when done
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I did not follow the instructions but this is a very easy pattern
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the pleating on the skirt. Very in fashion and great on several body types. Where do i start with the dislikes:
1. This pattern runs VERY SMALL. Now it is possible my sewing skills, pleating skills caused a problem. I don't know but i just know that my 15 yr old Niece is 25" waist. The size 14 was 4" too Small in the waistband. So once someone else reviews this i guess well know if it runs small.
2. The length is VERY SHORT for view A. On the pattern envenlope View A is displayed. The model appears to be wearing the skirt right above the knee. My niece is 5' 1" and the skirt hits her about 2" above the knee. So for you non petite women this skirt would need to be lengthend a bit to allow for modestly unless you are wearing it as a mini skirt.
3. The contrast piece is drafted too large for the top piece. When attaching the bottom to the top i at first was going to ease it. But after looking at the pinning i decided to just recut the piece and adjust. I cut over nearly 3 " from what will be the side seams of each piece. I hope the issue was just my fabric and not the pattern piece.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Becuase the waist band didn't fit and the zipper would not go. i removed the zipper and added an elastic waistband. My niece likes to wear her bottoms on her low waist so this will be more comfortable for her
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might try this again just to be sure the problem isn't with my pleating and will try the longer version to see if it works better for my niece.
This is a beautiful pattern, but so far my experince will rate this as mediocre. Someone else needs to review it before i can make a final decision on if i keep it. Thank goodness i only paid .99 for it.
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