|Pattern Description: Flared skirt with front and back seam details.|
Pattern Sizing: 4 - 18, I made a size 12 with a few adjustments.
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? Yes, I did use the instructions to see how the pieces fit together and they were good.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Love the skirt shape, nicely body conscious but not too tight. I liked the seaming on the skirt, hugs the booty and the seams hit at very flattering places. No dislikes.
Fabric Used: Green cotton corduroy I had in my stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I cut out a size 12 but added 1/2 inch to the center back seam as fit insurance. Added 4 inches to the length and definitely needed that. Once I had it assembled and tried it on, I ended up taking it in at the side seams about 1 inch total, by stitching in 1/4 inch and tapering down to 0 at about 3 inches down. My measurements are always waist is too small (or hips too big) for whatever size I choose so I usually have to take in at the waist.
As for the length, it is very MINI right out of the pattern envelope so I suggest adding, you can always cut it off later.
The waistband seemed very wide, I think around 2 inches so I reduces the width to about 1.25 inches. I find wider waistbands not that comfy, maybe because the style of pants is mostly low waist and then when I wear a skirt which hits right at the waist it feels constricting, even if it fits correctly. In any case, next time I might reduce to 0.5 inch wide waistband, will not show as I probably won't wear with a shirt tucked in.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will certainly sew it again, takes very little yardage and will be a great flirty summer skirt. I think in a stretch woven it would be ideal.
Conclusion: Considering that this was a wearable muslin I am pretty satisfied. Will probably wear it more next winter with boots and tights. Love the style.
Photos on my blog post here