|Colette Patterns: 1016 (Ginger) - Type:Skirts|
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Fabric:||Velvet [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: This a simple pattern for A-line skirt, high-waisted. Has center front and back seams so conservative in fabric. Back invisible zip. |
Pattern Sizing: 0-18.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yep. (I haven't been able to get a good picture of the black skirt so am showing the red brown velvet skirt I made at the same time.)
Were the instructions easy to follow? Good instructions for beginners.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the shape of the skirt and the high waist. A little flare but not too much. butMy daughter wanted a high-waisted skirt--I had a black velvet in my stash and so made this and another larger version for me in a brown velvet. Because I did the two back-to-back with same thread on the machine and serger, similar fabric issues, it took less time for the two. (My version is shown, in the brown velvet).
Fabric Used: This is a black velvet, my 4th fabric stash reduction project. I bought this from a remmant table from a store that closed in 2008, so it's been in my stash a long time. Velvet is challenging to cut, sew and press, as I found out last summer on my first velvet project. I used rotary cutter to cut it, lined the waistband with rayon Bemberg to reduce bulk. Also key: used a Teflon foot to reduce friction and slippage during sewing and hand basted all seams. ( A roller foot worked OK too, but I preferred the Teflon). Small needle and sewn with moderate tension. Pressed only from above on wrong side. 3-thread serged all seam allowances to finish. Interfaced hem with a narrow strip of bias cotton flannel --this really improves the look of the hem, which otherwise breaks into segments and doesn't lie smooth. I did use an invisible zipper, which is a bit challenging for a thick fabric like this--had to slightly widen the seam to accommodate the thickness. All in all, I feel like I did a much better job with the velvet this time.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No really, but for this skirt I rounded the top of the waistband to a curve rather than a peak.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I did and I will. A very comfortable, easy skirt.
Conclusion: This is a nice skirt pattern with a high waist, simple to sew. Fits well and doesn't take a lot of fabric.
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