|Pattern Description: Girl’s skirts, jacket and knit top. Disney’s Lizzie McGuire Collection. I made View C (and later View B, but I don't have a photo of that version yet).|
Pattern Sizing: 7-16
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much, albeit my version was longer.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? DD picked this pattern for a denim skirt and of course picked the version with the tiered sections. She loves that the finished skirt is very "twirly." I liked the results, and the instructions were fine. My only dislike was that the raw edge of the middle tier shows whenever the top tier lifts up. I might explore how to to this differently were I to make it again. I did serge it, so it's not fraying or anything, but I'd prefer it to be more hidden.
Also, I should note that View C would be very helpful to anyone wanting practice gathering. I kind of felt like I had "white line fever" (whatever the sewing equivalent is, at least) as I kept guiding all those layers through the machine, especially as I did three rows of basting rather than two. The finished project was worth it, though.
Fabric Used: Sparkly denim from JoAnn. This is the second project I have made for DD out of this fabric (she's very sparkly), and my only complaint is that it loses some of its lustre after a few washes.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made a 16 in length and a 10 in width, as DD is tall and skinny. I lengthened the tiers as well, but should have lengthened the top tier a smidge more to better cover the top edge of the middle tier. Also, I did not use the elastic guide, but measured the elastic on my daughter to ensure the best fit.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I did later make View B, the plain skirt, out of a plaid cotton, and it turned out well, just not as cute as View C. The contrast between the direction of the plaid on the waistband and on the skirt is fun, though. I could see making this again if DD grows out of the first version.
I'd recommend this to anyone in need of a cute girls' skirt, and also to anyone who would like practice gathering! I think this pattern overall lends itself to a lot of customization with trims and appliques, so it would probably be fun to explore those options.
Conclusion: Overall, this was an easy make and perfect for any little girl who loves to twirl!