Pattern Description: From the Book "The long skirt with a small train has become a staple in nearly every collection we do at Alabama Chanin. Depending on how it is embellished or accessorized, it can be worn as everything from evening wear to a beach cover-up. The train on the back of the skirt is 4 inches longer than the front hem."
This skirt is hand-stitched.
Pattern Sizing: Sizes extra small- extra large, I made the medium
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. The book includes all the instructions to create this skirt and a multitude of other garments.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
*I love that the skirt is shorter in the front and longer in the back.
*I do not like to have to trace, and then cut my patterns out. Pattern cutting is my least favorite part of sewing and the tracing is added misery.
Fabric Used: A single layer of cotton jersey sourced from a bed sheet.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
*I used ¾ in fold over elastic to bind the waistline. It is what I had on hand.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will sew this again and recommend it to others. This is a good beginner garment for anyone wanting the start hand-sewing the Alabama Chanin way.
Conclusion: I love the skirt and am happy with the way it looks with this corset. If I had more fabric I would have made it a double layer, but that would have required 9 yards of fabric.