Missis Skirts. I sewed View D.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I just love the cut of this skirt. The curved seams work well with my shape. It's a classic design that can be accentuated in different ways. The black muslin practice skirt that I made came out decent so I finished the hem with tiny black sequin trim to dress it up... it looks great!
Practice skirt (not shown): black muslin. Second version (shown): shirtweight pinwale corduroy in gray.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I'm a size 14 most of the time except in the back, where I'm a size larger but this pattern only goes to 14 so I traced the size 14 pieces onto Swedish tracing paper, and then modified the back piece using my DIY duct tape dress form (I HIGHLY recommend making one of these!) Instructions here...
I omitted the twill tape and sewed a yoke facing and lining on the inside. I also added three rows of topstitching to the top to keep the facing in place, and finished the hem with bias tape. I love how the tape accentuates the flare of the skirt. I think next time I'll make my own bias tape from the skirt fabric.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is a classic and a keeper, I will definitely be sewing multiples. This is a forgiving A-line skirt that would look great on a variety of shapes and sizes.
I purchased this pattern based on other reviews; hopefully my review will inspire others to try it too! It's a great wardrobe builder.