Straight skirt in two lengths. Three panels in the front and the back. Pieces supplied for slim, average and curvy fit.
Size 6 through to size 24
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
No. It didn't look as flattering as I had hoped it would.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were very straight forward and easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like that the pattern had customized fitting options for slim, average and curvy shaped women. This is why I chose this pattern because I thought it would make it easier to fit my shape. I am a classic pear shape having a much smaller waist than my hips and thighs so I cut my skirt out using the curvy size 22 for my hip measurement.
The two things that I didn't like about the pattern were the inverted pleats in the back. They just aren't practical at all. The first time I wore my skirt and sat down they poked out and wouldn't sit correctly for the rest of the day. I have decided to completely remove them and stitch the seam up. As the skirt is just to the top of my knee I really don't need the extra room the pleats give to walk or move about.
The main thing I don't like about this pattern is it makes me look HUGE. I am SO disappointed because when I chose this style of skirt I did so because vertical lines in designs are more flattering for curvy shapes. I think the main problem with this pattern is that the center panel is too wide. I think if this was narrower and the seams were spaced better in the front it would have looked better.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
As I mentioned above I am going to remove the inverted pleats from the back of the skirt. Sitting on pleats is never going to result in the garment hanging well.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I probably won't sew this again because I am really disappointed on how it looks on me. Yes probably I would recommend it for others but not with the pleats in the back. The pattern could work well for other shaped bodies. May be girls with larger hips should look at reducing the size of the center panel.
Well I have to say I am not sure what to think about my experience with this pattern. I am actually disappointed how the skirt looks on my body but I am not sure that it is the patterns fault. If you would like to read more about the skirt you can here Click Here