|Pattern Description: Straight or flared skirt, above mid-knee or above ankle, has raised waist and side button closing.|
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except that I used a lighter fabric than recommended, so it doesn't stand out as stiffly as the pattern photo shows. (Pattern envelope recommends flannel, gabardine, worsted wool, wool crepe, and denim.)
Were the instructions easy to follow? Not particularly. I found the cutting instructions lacking, for one thing. The diagrams are tiny, and it is difficult to read some of the piece numbers. The diagram also makes it appear that piece 8 is to be cut out on the wrong side of the fabric, but it is not. I had to recut the piece. Instructions for sewing the facings together were also confusing to me, and the first step of the hemming instructions seems to be missing some text. I believe it is supposed to read "Stitch across front facing and self facing 1 1/2" (3.8cm) FROM LOWER EDGE OF SKIRT."
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the flare, the lack of a waistband, and the button closure. I dislike the instruction sheet.
Fabric Used: Cotton batik.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I don't think I made any.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might sew it again, now that I know what pitfalls to avoid. I would recommend it to experienced seamstresses who would not be thrown by the difficulties I've mentioned.
Conclusion: Pretty skirt but definitely not as easy as it claimed, due to the instruction issues (the pattern envelope identifies it as a "Very Easy Very Vogue" pattern).