Sizing: 4 to 22; I made Meredith a size 10. This pattern was a bit hard to decide where to start with the correct pattern size, no finished measurements on the pattern pieces. I took a guess on the 10, comparing the waistband to a skirt in her closet.
Instructions: They were easy to follow and had good order to the steps
Like/Dislikes: Meredith liked the style of the skirt, something similar she had pinned from RTW. The only dislike is the ties are thin. Meredith really likes the pockets, too.
Changes: I omitted the binding on the hem and the waistband. I added 1" to the hem to compensate for no binding and turning up the hem. I used the facing from the waistband and made a traditional waistband (RST, stitch, turn RS out and slipstitch into place). I also used an invisible zipper.
Fabric: Rayon type fabric from Joann's, beautiful hand and drape.
Conclusion: This is a winner, Meredith loved her skirt and wants another one. Kailtlyn also wants one, too. I will change the ties to be longer (girls want to tie a bow) and then wider the last 20" to make the bow fuller.
|Meredith is a bit thin in this picture, had the flu over the weekend and lost 8 pounds!|
On the Wardrobe sewalong, my package of fabric arrived today - guess what was sold out and I didn't get? You guessed it the black ponte! I am behind already, off to call Anne at Needle Nook and get some on the way.