Here are some pictures of the skirt (pardon the wrinkles - these were snapped after the skirt had been worn all day and, well, it's cotton, so wrinkles are somewhat inevitable):
|Zipper - one of my best early zipper insertions|
Pattern Description: A-line skirt in two length - one with a ruffle and one without. I made view B - the skirt without the ruffle.
Pattern Sizing: (8-10-12-14-16-18). It is nice that all of the sizing comes in one envelope, however, it does limit the size range somewhat.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes indeed! This is from the "It's So Easy" Simplicity series, and it was very simple to put together.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the envelope once you were done with it? Yes, I think so. I did use a boarder print type cotton (the edge scalloped with embroidery) so I did not have to hem and this changes the shape a little bit, but overall it looks a lot like the drawing.
What did you particularly like/dislike about the pattern? I really like this pattern! I like the overall style, easy of construction, and the results. I like that all of the sizes come in one envelope and I like both of the styles included in the envelope. It is a great style for a summer skirt. No dislikes.
Fabric used: Embroidered boarder pattern cotton. I also used cotton as a lining just to prevent the skirt from being too sheer.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None, really. I love sewing for my sister - it is so much easier than sewing for myself. The only real change I made was not hemming the skirt because of the scalloped embroidery on the bottom.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes to both! I would totally sew this again for my sister, and maybe even one for myself. I might even want to try the A view with the ruffle on the skirt as well. I think this pattern is great and highly recommend it.
Conclusion: Love this pattern! I think it is supper cute and easy to put together. I also think the style can be quite flattering to many body types as well. Overall, great pattern.