|Colette Patterns: 1005 (Beignet) - Type:Skirts |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Available for sale on PR: $16.00 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Microfiber [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: High waisted straight skirt provides a very flattering shape with paneled styling: not too loose or too tight around the hips, with a very fitted waist. Buttons up the front, has side seam pockets, and includes a self tie belt, which can be swapped out for your own narrow belts. Skirt has a faced waist, button placket and full lining.|
Pattern Sizing: 0-18; My measurements fit exactly in the size 12 range. I wear a 10 in RTW clothing. The pattern didn't list ease but with all the great pictures I've seen, the skirt is close fitting. In retrospect I should have sewed a 10 or an 8! The skirt was just huge on me at first.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes, after frankensteining it.
Were the instructions easy to follow?Colette's instructions are amazing. They detail exactly everything you need to do to be successful in creating a RTW looking skirt.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I fell in love with the look of the Beignet many moons ago. The high waist, front buttons, and panels all appealed to me. I was also excited because Colette patterns are made to fit pear shapes so I assumed it would fit me better than the Big 4 patterns do. I didn't like that there was no ease listed on the pattern or that the skirt was so massively huge.
Fabric Used: my fabric choice wasn't so good because no matter what I do I can't get the seams to iron out correctly thus I have puckering and such. Also, I have a snag near the 4th or 5th button from when I was constantly pining and unpinning in fitting.
1.5 yards of Microfiber Twill Solid Royal Blue (100% polyester - I really prefer natural fibers but I was desperate to have this color to try this skirt with). $8.90
And even though I didn't use it, my lining is cut up with the pattern so not usable anymore
1.25 yards China Silk Polyester Lining Sunflower $3.17
Black Buttons: $1.00
Total for skirt: $13.07
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:After I sewed the front panels and tried it on, I knew massive altercations would be needed. The skirt was extremely baggy and not figure sculpting as intended. I took out a little more than THREE inches total in the back and side panels. I also had to re-draw some of the curve shaping. In the end I had frankensteined the pattern so much there was no way to replicate it for the lining to fit properly - I'm honestly surprised that I even got the facing to fit correctly.
I didn't add the belt loops but may go back and do so.
The buttonholes and buttons are a pain to put on - I knew this would be ahead of time so I was prepared. Putting on the skirt with all those buttons is also a pain even though you only have to open 5 of them to slip in. If I attempt this skirt again I'll opt to do fake button front and slip in an invisible side zipper.
Conclusion: I do like the final look of the skirt but the work to get there wasn't so enjoyable. I may attempt this again in the future but will opt for different fabric and a different size.
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