My First Skirt

26 Jan

My first attempt at sewing a wearable item of clothing has been a success! The last time I sewed anything, it was for a Barbie doll. I thought I would totally botch the skirt, but this pattern is SEW easy (sorry). The skirts illustrated on the envelope are unbelievable ugly, so it’s a wonder I was able to see past that and actually purchase the pattern. Side note- I now understand why clothing (at least, quality clothing) is so expensive! I got this pattern on sale for about $5, but most patterns at Fabricland run between ten and twenty dollars! Add on to that the price of fabric (again, I took advantage of a blowout 50% off day). But despite my 50% off, I still managed to spend over $150 on my first trip to the fabric store. In total, my skirt cost about $12. Not too shabby! This is the end result:

I like to think that the warm flannel in a nice bright colour makes this a great transition piece from winter to spring!

I give this pattern a 4/5. It was simple enough to cut out and sew, but the instructions for the waistband were not drawn well at all, and the written instructions were even more confusing. Fortunately, I was able to figure it out on my own, but not everyone is as smart as I am!

(Mrs. A)


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