Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Vogue 1247 - Camel Skirt - Item 5 Completed
I have finally finished my Camel skirt for the Wardrobe Basics SewAlong. I used this pattern:
Pattern Description: Semi-fitted A-lined skirt has front in-seam pockets. (From back of Vogue Pattern)
Pattern Sizing: 6-18. I made a 14.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, I think so. Mine is a little longer
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, overall I found the instructions very good. I was a little confused about understiching the pockets as after doing this, I still have a small raw seam there so not sure exactly if this was supposed to happen. If anyone else has made this and has tips on this, it would be greatly appreciated :)
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the fit of this skirt and I really like the waistband. The instructions have you finish the seams using binding and although I love how this looks inside, it was quite time consuming. I also love, love the pockets.
Fabric Used: A lovely wool blend.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened the skirt by 1" and it is still fairly short but I like the length. I used a blind hem stitch on my sewing machine to hem the fabric.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, definately. I think I'll make the next one in denim.
Conclusion: A lovely, stylish pattern. I think this will be another great addition to my wardrobe.
Next up, I think I'll make the puffy vest or the black (or in my case, grey) dress. Oh decisions, decisions....