|Pattern Description: |
Women's skirt with front pleats, faux back welt pockets, zip fly front, waist yoke, and deep hem. This is my second time making this pattern because it's a cute, versatile skirt.
34 - 42. I made a 36.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but I followed a different tutorial for the fly and ended up with it opening to the right instead of the left.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Haha, no way. It's Burda magazine - what do you expect? There are no illustrations of the instructions, just big blocks of text. I used Debbie Cook's tutorial for a fly front. The instructions for the back welt don't make any sense, until you realize that it's the fakest of the fake as far as welt pockets go. I made them on my first version of this skirt, but omitted them on this one.
If you make this skirt, be aware that the front ends up way larger than the back, and so when you sew them together the side seams sit really far back. I adjusted for this by widening the back piece, narrowing the front sides a bit and making deeper pleats.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the zip fly for a more casual look, and the shaped yoke of the waistband. I also like the look of the deep hem for structure.
The fake welt pockets are pointless. If you want a more tailored look, make real welts I guess.
This is a cotton twill that seems kind of brushed. It's soft and pettable. It's actually much more green in real life -- but my gloomy photos make it look brown.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
For this version, I added flaps at the waistband to look like pockets. It's a cute way to showcase this pair of gold buttons.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I've sewn this pattern twice, so I do like it. It uses little fabric and can easily come together in an evening if you're used to sewing faced waistbands or fly fronts.
A cute skirt, but I need to make more tops to wear with it! The army green is kind of tricky to match, because many of my tops feature more saturated colors. Ah, my ongoing problem of a mismatched wardrobe. One day I'll get it to sync!
More photos on my blog.. Thanks for reading!