|Pattern Description: |
Misses' skirts have waistband, self lined yolks (B cut on cross grain), back zipper and narrow hem. C, D: Side front and side back seams.
I made view B.
6 through 14. My measurements called for a 14, but knowing McCall's tends to run large, I cut a 12, and got a great fit.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. I was afraid the drape would be exaggerated on the line drawing, but honestly it really is that fabulous! It moves like water, I LOVE walking in it! Still pictures do not do it justice.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions are fine, though there is an issue with the top of the zipper. The way the instructions have you finish, if I read them correctly, here is a small gap between the top of the zipper and the eye hook on the waistband. this doesn't look too great. It seems like since they had a lap for the hook, it should have been a lapped zipper, too. I suppose this is possibly more of a pattern design complaint than an instruction one.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is my first project ever fully cut on the bias, and I have to say, it gives impressive results! It falls so beautifully, and moves so fluidly, I feel like a runway model when I'm wearing it. I really also like the waistband and yoke combination. The waistband gives a secure fit, while the yoke allows a little room for a more, ahem, mature figure and totally hides it.
Just FYI, this pattern does have quite a lot of hand sewing. The yoke AND the waistband finish, and the hem as well of you like to do that, as well.
My ONLY dislike is that little gap between the zipper top and the waistband in the back, but I know I can fix that next time by making the zipper lapped, now that I know it is there.
A rayon Challis, black background with autumn orange, gold and red flowers, with paisley mixed in. My Great Aunt gave me 2 large bags full of remnants and unused fabrics from her stash last year, and this was a very special one I set aside for the "perfect" pattern. I am really glad I plucked up the courage to use this fabric on this pattern!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None at all.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
If I ever want another full skirt, yes I will absolutely sew this again. It is great for fall/winter skirts especially. My husband is really a fan of this, and said it was the prettiest thing I'd ever made. So yes, I am sure I'll make it again, assuming I can match another fabric to it.
I would totally recommend it to others looking for full, bias draped skirts, as long as you are aware of the zipper issue.
I have not been much of a skirt wearer the last few years, but this pattern has changed that. I wore it all day Thanksgiving, and plan to wear it out shopping this weekend. This skirt is just fabulous in every way!
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