From the website:
"Ideal for every day wear, this modern take on culottes combines the practicality of shorts with the cuteness of a circle skirt. Pattern features a fitted waistband, wonderful drape, invisible side seam zipper and hidden centre front and back pleats to create the illusion of a skirt. Comes in short length, and is easily adapted to longer hems."
XS-XL (26"-34" waist)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very, though they should include that the garment needs to hang before hemming since large parts of it are cut on the bias. I also took a number of liberties with this pattern since I made it out of nylon spandex to create swimsuit bottoms.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Nothing particular, though I wish her sizing went up larger. I only *just* fit into her largest size.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I seamed the back waistband so I could alter out the little bit of gape my original knit version of this pattern had. I also eliminated the seam allowance on the waistband to account for the extra ease the stretch fabric created. I also had to attach the waistband differently with a method better suited to knit fabrics (the pattern in written for a woven) and eliminated the zipper.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! I intend to eventually make this pattern from a woven as originally intended.
A great and easy pattern that is easily adapted for knits. There's more info and pictures on my sewing blog post.