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Posted on:2/27/14 4:01 PM
Last Updated:2/27/14 4:04 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 1170 by aaltje

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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description:
Misses' Top and Skirt
Pattern Sizing:
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I think it did, only a bit longer.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they were pretty clear.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the clean finish on the inside, I like the flounce of the skirt and the nice seam lines (but no side seams in the flouncy part, I love that). I just love the way it is constructed, though I had a bit of a struggle with the corners in the front, to get them exactly even, and flat, but I do like them (and should practice it a little more).
I didn't like the strangely placed pockets very much and the waistband is a bit too wide I guess.
Fabric Used:
I have absolutely no idea. It has a particular shine to it, from a distance it almost looks like leather but it totally isn't.
Not too flattering pictures, but well, you can see the front.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
- I made the bottom part a bit longer, I read several reviews advising that, I followed it, because I thought al these reviewed and longer skirts were prettier than the very short one on the envelope.
- I left out the facing at the bottom seam of the skirt. I did attach it at first, and finish it with bias tape, but it made the skirt stand out in a weird way, so I removed that facing and replaced it with a "normal" fold-over seam.
- I used a visible metal zip at the back.
Close-up of the zip
- The Hong Kong finish was a first to me, and I love it, though I had to remove it from some seams, because it made the skirt a bit too tight (particularly the seam that starts directly under my bottom, that was a bit odd, like it was carrying my buttocks. Removing the binding made it al a bit flouncier. I guess I should have made a larger size - I am more a size 10 at the bottom than the 8 I made, I guess. That was my main lesson learned.
Pictures of the back
The purple binding (I love purple!)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think I might sew it again, maybe in a printed fabric. And the larger size, with a narrower waistband.
A great and original, different, and I think flattering skirt!
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Adaire said...
That is so interesting and cute looking on you. I've never seen anything quite like that.
2/27/14 4:35 PM
Sew Good said...
Oh, that's a fun skirt! I like it :) I hope you make the top too!
2/27/14 9:34 PM
BJHM said...
THANKS much for your review! You really look great in it with that turquoise sweater. The purple binding is like a little fun surprise, too! (But if you get a chance could you explain what you meant by, "I left out the interfacing of the seam of the skirt. I did attach it, and finish it with bias tape, but it made the skirt stand out in a weird way, so I removed it and replaced it with a "normal" seam." I couldn't figure out what seam (around the zip?) or if you were talking about the waistband...? Grateful for your help and patience!)
2/28/14 3:30 AM
aaltje said...
BHJM: the finishing of the seam at the bottom of the skirt should have a facing according to the pattern (oh I made a mistake, not interfacing, the bottom seam is finished with a facing). I omitted that facing. I will try to clarify that in the review, thanks for pointing this out! Hopefully it is understandable now.
2/28/14 4:07 AM
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