A-line skirt with pockets.
The pattern is provided as a diagram and you use your own waist and hip measurements to draft it. This pattern is as straightforward as they come. Even if you've never drafted a pattern before this skirt is super-easy.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Well, if I read Japanese I am sure they would be! Seriously, instructions are not needed. Patch pockets, a couple of darts, seams, zip, hem - that's it! Although I did add lining to three of my versions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love that it's quick and easy to make and suitable for a wide variety of fabrics/looks. For an a-line skirt it doesn't look too triangular, which is one of my pet hates.
The two versions shown here are made from:
Olive suiting (the selvedge says it's cashmere/silk, but I am skeptical) and taupe wool gabardine
I have made this pattern twice previously (see here and here).
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I added a lining.
I stabilised the waistline with selvedge cut from silk organza.
I trimmed the hem with bias binding. I used offcuts from my yet-to-be-finished floral blouse on the olive skirt and some black/white gingham from stash for the taupe skirt. I left the pockets off these two versions.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I have worn the grey version to death and the cotton version is my go-to weekend skirt in summer. So I dare say I won't stop at four versions!
This is a simple pattern to draft, a simple skirt to make and very flattering.