I am loving the 75 degree weather we are having so don't hate me if you are on the East Coat :-(
but it was nice enough today that I wore my most recent DIY skirt. I came across this Fabric at Michael Levine's which resembled an Ikat I had seen in my Jan issue of Elle by Altuzarra so I pulled out the pattern I wanted to use but since I wanted to imitate slightly the pockets on the Altuzarra skirt I drafted them and added it to the skirt. I also drafted a lining from the skirt front and back pieces to give the skirt a nice weight. And... I have some awesome offers from SIMPLICITY.COM below!
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Pattern Sizing: I cut the 6
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern once you were done sewing with it? Yes kind of
Were the instructions easy to follow? I have made this skirt before unlined and so I didn't use them this time around because I was adding the pockets and lining so I just used my own method of construction. I do remember the instructions being really clear and easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I have been a fan of this pattern since its release, the tapered hem and gathered skirt with the high waistband are flattering.
Fabric Used: I used this great IKAT FABRIC found HERE and they also have amazing IKAT Prints to choose from, I love THIS black and blue and orange one too / Interfacing for the waistband can be found HERE
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added a lining and created the pockets.
Would you sew it again? No, I think I'm done with this pattern for a while but you never know, lol I tend to make my favorite "Basics" in several colors and prints.
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