|Pattern Description: A-line skirt with slant pockets and contoured waistband. It comes in two lengths, skirt A: 45 cm and skirt B: 52 cm.|
Pattern Sizing: Burda sizes 34-44, I cut a 44.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, only mine is longer.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them, as the skirt is pretty simple to make.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the A-line shape, I think it suits well my pear-shape figure, and also that it has a contoured waistband.
Fabric Used: A medium weight suiting that has an embroidered border.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:.
* Judging after the pockets finishing, I made view A which is the (very) short version, so I added about 13 cm in length, as I am tall and the skirt would have looked ridiculously short on me;
* I lined my skirt;
* Based upon another A-line skirt that I made recently, I removed about 1 cm at each side seam at the hip area without taking into consideration all the particularities of this project. Namely, that it has pockets that need to be accomodated too, and that because of the border, I had to cut the fabric in such a way that I have the straight grain accross my hips, so it doesn't have that nice stretch that cross grain usually gives. The skirt fits well when I stand, but when I sit I feel that I could use some extra ease. Live and (hopefully) learn...
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I will sew it again and I recommend it to others.
Conclusion: This skirt is a great basic!
I've had this fabric in my stash for a while, and I wanted to make a skirt from it, but that border gave me a lot of headache because I knew that straight and A-line skirt patterns are a little curved at the hemline, and I didn't know how to reconcile that with my border. Well, in the end I just cut the hemline straight, and by looking at my skirt I think there is no noticeable difference from a correct, curved hemline, as the border looks good and even.
Back - I tried to cut the flower motifs so that the back center line doesn't break the flower pattern continuity ;)
Close up of the embroidered border, it is done in a sort of small cross stitches.
Top of the skirt details