Pattern Description: Knit top, skirt, and pants pattern
Pattern Sizing:XS to XL (6 - 24)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?yes
Were the instructions easy to follow?I didn't even open the directions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?Great easy skirt pattern.
Fabric Used:Chervon ITY Jersey
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1. Instead of cutting this on the fold, I cut four panels out. This involved using the Connie Crawford tip of putting butcher paper under the ITY jersey knit. This knit could crawl off my cutting table unassisted. After I cut out my first "panel", I left the fabric pinned to the butcher paper and then moved it to the next place to match and cut. The butcher paper held the fabric still and let me match and cut straight lines. (Cutting and matching this fabric is comparable to cutting and matching tie-dyed jello.)
2. I hand basted the four panels together on the stitching line.
3. Serged the four panels together.
4. Constructed the elastic for the waistband. (sewed the ends together)
5. Ironed a 1" stay interfacing along the waist of the skirt. I found this little trick helped to tame the rolling edges of the fabric, so it would be easier to stitch it to the elastic and not have it curled all over the place. Ironed on 1/2" interfacing on the hem line.
6. Machine basted the elastic onto the fabric near the top of the elastic. Folded the elastic over and pinned generously the elastic into place.
7. Coverstitched the waist (elastic to the fabric at the bottom edge of the elastic) and the hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?YES, This pattern and construction method will stay around for a long while.