I love pencil skirts. I love houndstooth. So when I purchased this pattern I knew that I wanted create it using this houndstooth suiting. I had just enough, 1yd. This was one of my first skirts from a pattern and the fitting gave me a headache. As you can see I lack a little in the hip area and this pattern must have been designed for curvy girls in mind. Anywho after taking it in (3-4 times) in the hip area I was pleased (enough) with the fit. To save time in the future, since I plan to attempt this skirt again, I will make a slopper out of this skirt to apply the changes next time.
Pattern Description: Semi-fitted, above mid-knee skirts A, B, C, D, E have contour waist and back. A: front overlay, outside stitched darts. B, C: front yokes (contrast B). D: contrast sides. D, E: princess seams. B, C, D, E: topstitching.
Pattern Sizing: 6-12, 14-20
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yeah
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes they were straightforward this was my first time with facing and understitching.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love pencil skirts. I wanted to do view D but only had enough fabric for View C. I liked that it was fairly simple to construct but I did not like how much I had to alter it. Maybe that was my fault
Fabric Used: B&W houndstooth suiting (I believe) fromHancock
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I had to take in quite a bit in the hip area. I not really hippy. I plant to make a sloper based on this finished garment.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I want to make the same view with a faux leather and a wool for winter. I also plan to do View D with ponte knit.
Conclusion: I like this skirt and hope now that I know how to adjust the fit that future attempts will come out better.