|Pattern Description: |
Close fitting yoke has back zipper, hook and eye closure with very loose fitting skirt. Choice of 4 views. I used view C.
14-16-18-20. I cut a 14. I had to take larger seams in the hip due to the fabric I chose.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except I did not follow the suggested fabrics.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy, for view C anyway.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This pattern has been around for years and there are other reviews, but they are all from lightweight suggested fabrics. (More on that below.) The pattern itself is so easy to sew and the full skirt is flattering as long as the drape is right. There are a lot of ways to give this pattern your own style by using different fabrics, embellishments, etc.
A soft medium weight faux suede-like fabric. If someone recognizes this type of fabric, where the right side is super soft and the wrong side is plain and silky, please advise and I will edit my review. Thx!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I left off the belt loops, took in the hip area, serged all seams, serged the hem and used a machine blind hem around the bottom of the skirt. The only hand sewing was to tack or slipstitch the facings to the zipper tape.
HOWEVER, here comes the part about using fabric that is not recommended. Once the skirt came together is was rather heavy, and there is some stretch to it. I wore it to work several times and felt like it was slipping off, though it never did. I should have added some stabilizing ribbon like twill tape at the waist.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might make a summery one, but when I made this skirt I wanted a fall/winter skirt to wear with brown suede boots. I did get compliments on it and recommend it.
This is an easy pattern with a nice full skirt, and the yoke keeps the tummy inconspicuous. Makes you want to twirl when you put it on.
Side note: I just noticed this pattern does not come up on the company's web site, so is probably OOP. Too bad, it's a good one!