|Pattern Description: |
1940’s Style French Knicker Pattern - Loose fitting and flared vintage style french knicker, aka tap pants
Offered in US size 6 and 10.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, mostly! I cut it a little small and I also didn't make the waistband so it wasn't as large/long, but generally yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were like guidelines. She also had different instructions for different techniques which may or may not confuse someone who is just starting out.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love everything about it. I am a bit sad because I didn't like the satin fabric and that I cut it a bit too small but - those things are all my fault.
Satin mostly, and I added lace panels on the side to make it bigger to fit.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added lace panels on the side to enlarge it. I left off the placket (as the lace made it elastic-y), the waistband, and the lace on the bottom just because I was feeling lazy. I want to add them on my next version though!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, definitely. I would change it a bit - larger, more detailing, nicer fabric.
I thought this would be a big fail because shorts and I do not get along, hence not caring about the detailing and the sizing, but I love them so much I want to do a lot more!