Friday, April 13, 2012
Yes, after a long time with no garments for the Wardrobe Basic Sewalong, I finished my camel skirt yesterday.
Here is the pattern review
Sizing: 8 to 16, I made a 10
Instructions: They were good, gave quite a bit of basic sewing information. Explained the pleats quite thoroughly. In all, very good instructions which would be a good asset to the new sewer.
Changes: I made View D with the pocket flaps from View C. I also added a lining to the pattern.
Fabric: A camel worsted wool from fabric.com and it is still available here It was pretty nice to work with, hard to press and I had to sew the buttons on the flap to get the flap to lay flat. When I was hand sewing the hem, the skirt wrinkled quite a bit. Hoping it doesn't do that when I wear it.
The fabric is the perfect color and a nice weight.
Conclusion: Love my new skirt, the pleats were just what I had in my mind for the skirt. Finding this pattern, helped to take the skirt from my imagination to reality.
Pictures with me in the skirt soon.