Tuesday, January 3, 2012

DIY Skirt: Pattern Review V8711 View D

Hi Guys!!

I hope everybody had a wonder holiday and I hope that this year brings you all your hearts desires! Now on to some sewing. I had 12 days off of work and I did nothing but sew, I made a total of 14 items!!! yeah 14, There will plenty of reviews going on on this blog :)

Pattern Description: Fitted, above mid-knee or mid-calf length, mock wrap skirts

Pattern Sizing: I cut the size 6 but had to take in a good 2"

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I think mine looks better, lol I am not sure why the skirt is not fitted on the pattern envelope.

Were the instructions easy to follow? They are very easy to follow

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the mock wrap and I love the side gathers. I love the length on View D, I think its sexy.

Fabric Used: I used a light weight DK

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I only made one change because after reading the instructions I new that the method of construction would add bulk to the skirt. The pattern has you cut 4 of each front and back yokes and then sewing them together (underlining). This is fine if you are using a very lightweight fabric but since I was using a DK I knew that underlining these pieces would create bulk especially on the gathered side. I opted not to underline my yoke pieces and that worked out fine.

Would you sew it again? I did actually in a tan color.

Would you recommend it to others? YES!

Conclusion: I love my skirt

What I Wore

Steve Madden Wedges & MK Bag
Olive Green Fitted Sweater w/ V8711 Skirt
H&M Gold& Leather Necklace w/ Kate Spade Sunnies

mimi g.


  1. The skirt looks fantastic. And yeah... fourteen items?!! That must be a record of some kind x

  2. very cute, can't wait until i can produce 14 items in 12 days.

  3. You look great Mimi! That skirt is hot! you're an inspiration!

  4. Anonymous...Thanks I am flattered.

  5. I have this pattern, but yours looks better than the picture on the package! I really need to give this a try!! Beautiful!

  6. Beautiful skirt I love it!Is that tattoo is real? just curious :)


  7. I almost bought this pattern today and then let it go. Yeah, I need to go back and buy this ASAP. It looks so amazing on you!!!!


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mimi g.