The basic pattern is a straightforward straight skirt in different lengths. I used it as the base for the addition of grosgrain to make a ribbon skirt as previously described by Julie Starr. Pattern Sizing: 10 - 28. I made a size 12 and then reduced the seams after attaching the ribbon.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Not quite except for the basic shape.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I had used the skirt pattern previously and had also followed the instructions for making a ribbon skirt so could construct the this skirt without referring to them. First ribbon skirt
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Having made a skirt where I had used satin ribbon I decided I really wanted one which wasn't quite so "dressy". Not only did I use different ribbon I went for a striped effect rather than block colours.
Cotton for the base, polyester lining and grosgrain ribbon in 4 shades.
The grosgrain ribbon was slightly wider than the satin ribbon previously used so had to check measurements again. I had 17 rows for a skirt which was 211/2 " long i.e 4 rows of each colour and an extra navy one, the one I had started with. I found that this ribbon skirt was rather firmer than the first one.
I did purchase teal top which matched one of the ribbon shades but also wear it with a navy T shirt (Burda pattern previously reviewed) Burda T shirt 7970
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't add a waistband but in fact made it as a hipster skirt merely attaching the lining to the last navy ribbon and turning it through to the inside. The zip was inserted in the side seam.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I don't know! Not this year but I do have a yearning to make a wider skirt and attach ribbons but not to completely cover the base skirt.
It's a fun skirt and that little bit different.