|Pattern Description: MISSES SKIRT AND BELT Semi-fitted, straight skirts A, B, C, D, E, above mid-knee, have back zipper closure. A, B, C, E darts. B, C waistband. C self-belt. D princess seams. D, E raised waist. E back princess seams|
Pattern Sizing: BB: 8-10-12-14 F5: 16-18-20-22-24. I cut the 14 and graded down
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? A little. I tapered the skirt to be more fitted and more of a pencil shape. The pattern was more of a straight skirt.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved how simple this pattern was. This is the first skirt I have ever made and it is a good pattern to build knowledge on. I learned a lot about fit with this pattern (along with my trusty Palmer Pletsch book).
Fabric Used: Cotton sateen in an ikat print
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I tapered the skirt and added an invisible zipper for the first time. I didn't have an invisible zipper foot but I am really happy with how it turned out using an ordinary zipper foot. I also used french seams for all seams except the center back seam, and used bias binding for the hem. I wanted a splash of yellow on the inside, just for fun.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would recommend this to any beginner. It's a great pattern to figure out fit and build confidence.
Conclusion: I have already made another skirt, the high waist version (view E) and they are getting a lot of wear to work. Will probably be making some more soon.
Close up of invisible zipper
the back of the skirt inside out