|This is my second version of this skirt. I previously made it in a quilting cotton. This experience was a little different so I thought it might merit a separate review.|
Lined skirt has self-lined yokes, princess seams, flounce and back zipper. I made View A, the shorter version.
6-22. I had previously made the 18 and found it a little large. This time I cut the 16, made no other adjustments and I quite like the fit (although you'd never know it from the sloppy photo).
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Looks pretty much like View B is intended to look in length, but not style. View B would drag on the ground on me. Tall people would look lovely in this.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Straight-forward but again I deviated a little.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Not much not to like. It has lots of seams, a good fit, a somewhat different look. If you lose a little weight, it will sit a bit lower.
I'd guess it's a polyester in a coral, beige and light mossy green jungle print. It's relatively sheer and has a crinkle built in. You can bunch it in a ball and when you open it, it just springs out without a wrinkle. This will go in my motorcycle saddlebag for travel and be quite wearable to dinner in the evening.
It was a bit of a nightmare to cut out, and I did a lot of hand basting to keep everything from sliding around. Still, it was done in a day.
Lined in a lightweight cotton and left the flounce unlined.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
No changes to the pattern. I did line it, which I didn't with the cotton version, but because the fabric frayed and looked like it would shred, I should more accurately say I underlined it, treating both fabrics as one. At the waist, rather than sewing fabric and lining right sides together, I again treated them as one and just did a narrow hem at the waist. It looks fine and also adds a little more weight/stability there. I did not line the flounce, even though it is recommended. I still can't quite see it would add enough benefit to want to go through another mile of hemming. I did the narrow hem on the flounce too. I toyed with the serge and turn under thing, but of course because of the length differences, the wrong side of the flounce shows, so I hand basted and it turned out ok.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think two is enough, but if I hadn't made two already, I would sew it again. Definitely recommended.
Just a great breezy, flirty, light summer skirt.