|Pattern Description: |
"You can wear this skirt two ways: position the button placket in the front, or create an entirely different silhouette with the button placket in the back." This unusual skirt is basically made of one large piece of fabric that wraps around and attaches to itself so that the crosswise grain is sewn to a slightly-off-straight grain at the main seam.
S, M, and L. I made the large.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it did, though mine was above the ankle whereas the skirt pictured in the book is ankle length.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I found the instructions to be very good. Just be aware that not all of the necessary information is in the text: be sure to look closely at what is happening, what measurements are given, etc., in the pictures. Everything you need is there, just not in the form you might be used to from the major pattern companies.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the unusual shape of the pattern, and the fact that the skirt hangs differently depending on whether you put the placket at the front or the back. The lack of waistband gives the skirt a smooth fit in that area. I also like the look of the flat-fell seam that runs diagonally down the front (or back). I think it would be difficult to change the length of this skirt because of the way it is constructed.
My first version was in a rustic brown hemp, and my second was in a black raw silk mesh underlined with blue China silk. Both main fabrics were from B&J Fabrics in NYC.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I already did sew it again, and I would highly recommend it if you are interested in this kind of silhouette.
An unusual skirt that is interesting to sew but not difficult. I absolutely love mine. You can see more at my blog.