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Sinbad & Sailor: SS13 (O'Keeffe Skirt) - Type:Skirts    printable version
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Reviewed by:LizJaneB
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Posted on:10/28/13 7:34 AM
Last Updated:10/28/13 7:39 AM
Project Photo:Sinbad & Sailor: SS13 by LizJaneB

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Fabric:Polyester Crepe  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description: The O'Keeffe skirt sits on the waist and has an asymmetric pleat detail on the front which incorporates a handy pocket. A softer take on the wrap skirt trend

Pattern Sizing: 8-16 UK sizing

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Absolutely.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very much so. I had no trouble whatsoever making this skirt.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I was a little nervous about the asymmetric pleats but as it turns out I fell completely in love with them!
The pleats also conceal a handy pocket.
The skirt closes with a side zipper which I just love as the fabric lies nicely without a zipper visually dissecting my back.
I love that its a little edgy without being weird. I wore it to work the day after I finished it and fell even more in love with it.
It's a PDF that comes with a copy shop print option. I love this, the pattern is very reasonably priced and I simply cut out the pieces and trace around them onto the fabric - so much easier than tissue paper, tracing and pinning.

Fabric Used: A polyester crepe. It's quite heavy and the pleats fall nicely. I think this needs something with drape that doesn't crease badly. Otherwise I can see those pleats looking untidy after you sit down for a while.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None. I simply used a contrast lining.
I ran a row of basting stitches along the waistband facing so I could slip stitch it down precisely.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. Yes. I'm planning another in some precious wool crepe I've been saving for ages!

Conclusion: A real surprise packet. I really love this skirt and am positive that it will soon have a sister in the wardrobe!

More pictures and pattern details on my blog SewBusyLizzy

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sunnysewing said...
oooh! I love the asymmetric pleat! Looks fabulous
10/28/13 9:21 AM
Clareew said...
I love your skirt, the pocket is a fab hidden treasure.
10/28/13 12:34 PM
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