I loved making this skirt. The pattern comes together beautifully and I am very pleased with the result.
I was given the pdf version to download as a gift. I normally buy paper patterns as I get fed up with the large files and putting all the pieces together. Also we lost our printer’s cables moving house so any printing involves a trip to the library – in this case however it was definitely worth it! I still managed to mess up printing it a bit as my test box came up as 10.4×10.7cm but decided that such a small discrepancy could be added to the ease on the waist and the length would be less crucial (and I couldn’t bring myself to go back!). I cut a size 12 based on my waist measurement. I used a heavier cotton as suggested, so that it would hold its shape well. I altered the arrangement of the pieces a bit so only needed 1.5m.
The instructions are very clear, well written and easy to follow. The only thing I would change is the fabric on the sample skirt used in the pictures to one with a more obvious right and wrong side. I made it a bit more complicated by lining the skirt but am very pleased I did. I also took the time to hand finish the hem and inside of the waist band – so satisfying to make something that looks so nice on the inside too!
Over all this skirt took me 4-5 evenings to complete but I’m not quick and someone more experienced (or with less interruptions!) could complete it in one session. I am already planning a shorter length version!
Also: pockets. ?