I'm going to try to make another, in a longer version. Till then, here it is.
Yeah, I'm old. No judging.
New Look 6873
This pattern includes 3 different kinds of short skirts, shorts in two lengths and a pair of wide-leg pants.
I bought the Size A 8-18. I'm a RTW 2-4 on the bottom, so I made the 8
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Very much so.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
There were only 6 pattern pieces total for the skirt I made. (view C). The skirt came together quickly and easily. The steps (drawings) were easy to follow along with..
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the pockets in the skirt, the wide yoke and the way the skirt flows. I also like having the zipper on the side- It blends in very well with the shape of the skirt. The only dislike I have is that the skirt is a wee bit short. I knew that from the picture; I'm just not a spring chick any more. For a younger woman, this is adorable.
I used a cute grey cotton with yellow flowers. I got it at Walmart last year for 2.97/yard. Can't beat that!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made the pattern without any alterations. I did zig-zag the hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would love to sew this skirt again. For my daughter, the length is perfect. For her mama, I'd have to add a few inches. I would definitely recommend making the skirt- keeping the length in mind. I think I will, however give the skirt a try in a Lycra to fit over my yoga shorts.
This was a very easy skirt that is perfect for spring. The pockets are wonderfully deep and the yoke is thick enough to lie nicely on your hips without rolling. It comes together pretty quickly. Keep the shorter length in mind.
that is really short!!
but I love the pockets!!!
and that it doesn't "ride up" in the back.
Here's the back view where you can see the yoke and side pocket.
There it is. Fit for this lady's 18 year old :)
Happy Tuesday, friends!