|Pattern Description: Knee-length skirt with fitted yoke and bias-cut skirt. Option for multiple layers. Center-back invisible zipper. |
Pattern Sizing:Sizes 8-18
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes! I made version A.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very straight-forward. No problems.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I like that the zipper is completely enclosed in the yoke, and not running down past the yoke (thus intersecting the skirt pieces). It makes fitting and sewing easier. Love the lines of yoke, very flattering.
Fabric Used:Robert Kaufman Essex linen in charcoal. A medium-weight linen, great body but not really "flowing." I used a quilting cotton for the yoke facing, and added a polyester lining to the skirt below the yoke, cut directly from the skirt pattern.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I reduced the size of the flaps by about an inch all around, and moved their placement more toward the center and less on the hip. The yoke facing was cut of a contrasting quilting-weight cotton and I also added a bias-edge to this to make it more clean. I used contrast top-stitching on everything except the hem, which I topstitched with matching thread. I added a lining below the yoke. The hem was completed with Petersham ribbon and I really like the body it gives the hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, I would. I would suggest cutting and fitting the yoke piece first, better yet make a muslin of this part - it doesn't take much fabric and its worth it to get the right fit. There is a sew-along online that suggests sewing the side seams of the skirt before the yoke. If you do that, you may have to unstitch if you end up altering the yoke seam allowance for fit, because the yoke and the skirt must match exactly. So yeah, sew your fitted yoke pieces before the skirt side seams.
Conclusion: I love the swoosh and flow of this skirt. I don't mind the flaps at all, but I'm glad I sized them down.
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