Monday, May 3, 2010

Bumble Bee skirt!

I'm officially starting to post past projects! Last weekend I "traded" the Boyfriend taking pictures of my garments for soccer outings. I think its a pretty fair trade because I enjoy spending time with him and we both need to exercise more. Plus it's a real pain in the ass to take pictures of myself outside. So here is the first project post with hopefully many more to come:

Pattern Description:
MISSES SKIRTS AND SASH: Mid-knee length, pleated skirts have faced yoke and back zipper closure; skirt A has slash front pocket with band and contrasting lower band; skirts B and C have side seam pockets; skirt B has carriers and sash; skirt C has ribbon trim at lower edge.

I made view A without the contrast lower band.

Pattern Sizing:

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, with modifications.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked everything about the pattern. I made it once before (my first skirt project) and I either cut the bottom band wrong or the pattern was drafted poorly (probably the former) because the band was waaaaay to big to even ease onto the skirt as the directions suggested.

Fabric Used:
A cotton print from Joann's apparel section, not quilting cotton. It is a bit heavier than quilting cotton.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a size 12 because I made an 8 the first time and it was just a smidge to small (a little snug at my waist). I should have made a size 10 because I ended up taking in about 1" side seams, which is weird because the 8 should have fit the first time (hehe). I guess I didn't have the most consistent seam allowances then. I also omitted the bottom sash. I did not line the skirt and serged all seams. I catch-stitched the hem (my first time!).

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would probably sew this again a few years down the lane if I needed another skirt like this.

Really easy for beginners.

More pictures!

The back.

The pockets!

1 comment:

  1. Love! The fabric choice is great. Perfect for spring.