|Skirt with yoke, size 8-18, I made size 12.|
Yes it did look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope.
The instructions were easy to follow.
It's very simple, classic and versatile - length, fabric, embellishments etc.
I used a wool/acrylic mix fabric, polyester lining and a regular zip.
i shortened the skirt to about 1.5 inches above knee length (I used the shorten lines on the pattern tissue). I inserted a 1 inch wide black velvet ribbon between the yoke and the skirt body. (see photo).
I put in a back zip instead of a side zip but hadn't taken the extra fabric allowance needed for this into account when cutting. I got away with it on the skirt body but had to recut the two back yoke pieces.
I used polyester for the yoke facing instead of the same wool fabric to stop it being too bulky, and lined the body of the skirt in polyester.
The pattern is very geometric and I got it to align using my walking foot. Very pleased about this
I am going to sew it again in a lighter fabric this time adding 3 pintucks near the hemline. I will probably insert a grosgrain ribbon where the yoke joins the skirt, and use a concealed (back) zip if I can.
This is a great, easy flattering pattern which is easliy altered and would suit any age, shape or style. I bought the pattern to make the tunic but can see me making this skirt at least another few times so for me, it's worth the money for this alone.
For anyone wanting to insert a ribbon, this is how I did it: Sew the skirt front and back(s) together at the side(s). On the skirt body, align the ribbon with the top edge and baste together. Now pin the yoke onto the skirt body, right sides together. Sew together using a smaller than usual seam allowance so most of the ribbon shows when opened out. (You could always cut down the pieces beforehand to give, say, a .75cm seam allowance so the pieces join where they should, but I didn't bother and it worked out fine.) Because the fabric was thick, I put a line of stitching just above the ribbon on the yoke to give it a sharp fold back; and a line of stitching at the very bottom of the velvet ribbon to secure it.