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Sewing Workshop: Eureka Top & Skirt (Eureka Top & Skirt) - Type:Skirts    printable version
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Reviewed by:selvage
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Posted on:11/6/13 1:43 AM
Project Photo:Sewing Workshop: Eureka Top & Skirt by selvage

Sewing Workshop: Eureka Top & Skirt by selvage  
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Pattern Description:
Soft A-line skirt with "V" yokes, draped center front and back, elastic waist. No side seams.
Pattern Sizing:
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
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. It is designed with two pattern pieces, each cut double. The front and back of the skirt are the same. It goes together in an interesting way, sewing two triangles together, then two more triangles together, then sewing the two panels together, and finishing the hem and elastic waist. The instructions are very clear and the pattern well drafted.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the unusual design. It's a fun take on a flared skirt. It's quick to make.
Fabric Used:
Two different lighter medium-weight wools--one charcoal, the other garnet. These were remnants I had and decided to use for testing the pattern, in a color-blocked look.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the skirt by 7 inches. The one element I missed in the instructions is which way to press the seams as you're sewing them. The instructions do tell you how to finish the seams (i.e., what order and direction to sew) after putting the skirt together, so that all the points will lay right. But I wasn't sure how to press some of the seams. So I topstitched them, although the pattern doesn't say to do so, in order to make them lay in the direction I decided to press them.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'm debating whether to sew it again, as I'm not sure about the style for me. I might make a size smaller next time. I went with the size that matched my body measurements. I would have measured the pattern pieces before cutting, to double check the size, but I couldn't figure out where to measure the hip on this pattern with the odd-shaped pieces. I altered the length before cutting; it would have been very long on me if I hadn't. The style does not lend itself to altering once you've made it, but it's not a close-fitting style, so that isn't a big problem.
Conclusion:
Interesting pattern and style, fun to make. It would look great with boxy tops like the Eureka top in the envelope with it.
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beth5646 said...
Love your skirt. Thanks for the review.
11/6/13 12:17 PM
Danvillegirl said...
Helpful review. Seems like an interesting skirt to sew. My being petite it would probably be overwhelming on me.
11/7/13 5:22 AM
marthamyers said...
It looks great on you. The whole ensemble is terrific. Thanks for the detailed review.
11/7/13 9:30 AM
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