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Manequim: 04-2012-2211 (Skirt (Saia)) - Type:Skirts    printable version
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Reviewed by:Kathhhhhy
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Posted on:11/19/13 9:51 AM
Project Photo:Manequim: 04-2012-2211 by Kathhhhhy

Manequim: 04-2012-2211 by Kathhhhhy  Manequim: 04-2012-2211 by Kathhhhhy  
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Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
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Fabric:Polyester Charmeuse  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description: A lovely lined skirt with pleating details on the waist, front, back and hemline. It's a Marc Jacobs knockoff.

Pattern Sizing: 36-40-44. I made a 44.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Very close, but I had to make some changes.

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are all in Portuguese, and I don't read a bit of the language. I tried to translate some of the directions on Google Translate but it was so tedious... so I did what I wanted.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really liked the swooshy, soft a-line with the pleating details on the waist, front, back and hemline. But the skirt was NOT an a-line at all, it was a full straight skirt. The panels were all rectangles. But I did alter it to make it into an a-line. I made a muslin and quickly realized that the hemline pleats were weighing it all down in an awkward way. I got rid of those and the hem ends up soft and pretty.

Fabric Used: A soft, drapey floral poly... it acts like a rayon challis.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't use the directions so I went at it on my own. I got rid of the hem pleats (because they did not allow the skirt to hang properly). I made the skirt into an a-line. I improvised with the waist... there are several pieces and I had a difficult time figuring out how to replicate the three pleats in the technical drawing. I ended up with two pleats.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew it again, but don't exactly need this same skirt in my closet. I do not recommend it to beginners who don't read Portuguese, you'll won't be able to get through it. More advanced seamstresses who don't read Portuguese will be able to work with this for sure. I can't vouch for the directions either way if you can read the language

Conclusion: This was my first try with a Manequim pattern. I've been dying to give them a try! They are generally really fashion forward... I chose this more moderate design because I knew I'd wear it on a regular basis! I am usually a Burda size 42 and need to make a 44 in Manequim patterns. The fit was perfect! I really want to make more of their patterns.

I made this skirt for a sewing competition I am in. You can see more photos of the skirt plus the other two garments I made for this outfit here on my blog Kathy Sews.
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Mc Donna said...
Great save and pretty fabric.
11/19/13 10:18 AM
caper81 said...
Beautiful skirt:) Looks so nice with the top and blazer in your other review:)
11/19/13 12:01 PM
MrsCharisma said...
I couldn't comment on your blog for some reason but, this is amazing! I love the too so much!!
11/19/13 1:28 PM
Levone said...
Pretty skirt!
11/22/13 10:03 PM
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