The skirt went together very nicely. The instructions for joining the scalloped side to the front didn’t make sense to me, so I just did what made sense to me. First I rolled a narrow hem on the edge of the skirt front, on the right side of the fabric. Then I tried on the skirt, and marked how far it needed to overlap. For me, the edge of the skirt front came right to the edge of the facing on the scalloped side. I blind-stitched the layers together below the mark on the pattern. I put a hook and eye at the top of the skirt, and a snap at the tip of each of the top three scallop point. When I sewed on the decorative buttons, I sewed them through all of the layers, but I found that the points still flopped a bit, so I tacked each one down at the tip. It’s been a fun project, and I’m looking forward to my next VPLL 1912 project!
Pattern Review Checklist:
- Pattern Description: 1912 Ladies Skirt
- Pattern Sizing: 34” waist
- Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it? Yes.
- Were the instructions easy to follow? Most of the instructions made sense.
- What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the way it used binding on the pointed scallops to add detail.
- Fabric Used: Cotton Twill
- Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I took it in slightly to fit me.
- Would you recommend this pattern to others? Yes.
- Conclusion: It was a fun pattern to make, and turned out very nicely.
- Pattern Name: Ladies Skirt #0200
- Sewer’s Skill Level: Intermediate
- Pattern Rating: 1-Not a Fan, 2 – So-So, 3 – Good/Average, 4-Better than Average, 5-I LOVED IT! and why? It turned out very nice for the amount of work it required.
- What skill level would someone need to sew this pattern and why? Intermediate, to be able to do the binding correctly. I wasn’t able to get it as nice as I would have liked.
- Were the instructions easy to follow? If not, what needs to be changed? Most of the instructions were easy to follow. The only step that confused me was joining the scalloped side to the front.
- How was the fit/sizing? Did it correspond to what you thought? Yes, it turned out how I thought it would.
- Did you make any pattern alterations? If so, what alterations did you make? Where they fit or design alterations? I made slight fit alterations.
- Other notes: It might be nice for the pattern instructions to include tips on correctly turning all the corners on the bias binding.