This skirt has many reviews and some great looking finished garments. I love the front buttons, side pockets, belt loops and shape.
Description :High waisted straight skirt provides a very flattering shape with paneled styling: not too loose or too tight around the hips, with a very fitted waist. Buttons up the front, has side seam pockets, and includes a self tie belt, which can be swapped out for your own narrow belts. Skirt has a faced waist, button placket and full lining.
Sizing: 0 to 18, I made a 10 according to the size chart
Directions: They are incredible, easy to follow and you have a gorgeous constructed garment when completed.
Fabric: a stretch corduroy I have had in my stash for a couple of years. I started this skirt while snowed in the house for a couple of days. I ordered the buttons from Wood buttons and actually selected 3 styles.
Likes/Dislikes: As stated earlier, I was drawn in by all the wonderful completed garments online, the lines of the skirt, the button front and the belt loops. Dislikes - this style doesn't work the best for me, which I knew but the allure of this pattern just drew me in!
Conclusion: From the side this skirt looks pretty good on me
'Then I turn to the front and things quickly change.
I think I am too straight up and down for this style. It really doesn't do much for me at all. I do think the skirt is a bit too big making it more shapeless. I have two opinions from the twins, Kaitlyn says it makes you look like a bag lady! Meredith says it doesn't look that bad an you, mom. Mike (hubby) says the skirt with all the buttons, I liked that on the hanger. You don't like it? No, I don't at the moment.
So if this style of skirt looks good on you, yes, buy this pattern, it is wonderful. If this style isn't great for you, invest in a different pattern.
I am disappointed, I really wanted this to work for me.