Bottom #1: Skirt
Pattern Sizing: D5 4,5,8,10,12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much, but I sized mine to fit on my lower waist. I think this was a wrong decision.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very clear and easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like having the pockets and they were easy to make. I also like the full skirt feel. It's fun to wear and makes me feel feminine.
Fabric Used: stretch sateen (love it!)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: As I was fitting as I sewed, I realized the waist was going to be too tight and I should have made a size bigger. I made some alterations and decided I would feel more comfortable all day at work if the skirt sat lower on my waist. After seeing the pictures of the finished skirt, I realize this was not a flattering decision. It makes me look like I either have no waist or a wide waist.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will definitely sew this again and highly recommend this to others.
Conclusion: Cute skirt that was easy to make and will be a great staple in my wardrobe. I plan to alter this skirt so it will sit higher on my waist to make it a bit more flattering.
|Here I am looking like I have no waist. Bad alteration decision, still need to fix this.|
|Top is made from silk-like material and the belt and shoulder straps are silk.|
Free Choice: Dress
I love the fit and the fact that it has pockets. I'll model in it when I get the finishing touches done. Hmmm, where to wear this? Anniversary coming in October.....
So, almost 4 items out of 10. I guess it's not too shabby for a novice and mom of a 1 1/2 year-old.