Saturday, September 24, 2011

Kwik Sew 3819 Maxi Skirt


I think I started this skirt in May! Better than late than never. (I have to step it up if I'm going to make 12 garments this year.)


3819Here we go:

Pattern Description
Pull-on flared skirt has wide elastic on outside at waist and gusset at center back.

Pattern Sizing
XS-XL. I cut a large.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it?
Exactly

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Super easy, but Kwik Sew always has excellent instructions. I had problems attaching the elastic, but I think it's because I'm always afraid of cutting things too small. The waist was probably wider than it should have been for the elastic. You can see my uneven gathers. I plan on always wearing a top that covers the band, so only the perfectionist in me is worried. It's still a very easy skirt.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the simplicity of the pattern. It's very forgiving to beginners. It's a great way to try a gusset for the first time.

Fabric Used
Black Ponteroma knit from Hancock Fabrics

Pattern alterations or design changes
Sadly, added 2" at the CB waist to make the back hemline even with the front and added 4" to the hips. When I make this again, I might try to figure out how to make a high hip adjustment.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I see two more of these in my future, in brown and gray Ponteroma. I highly recommend it.

Conclusion
Easy pattern that falls right in line with the maxi skirt trend this season

Front
Back
I really need to add some padding to my dress form. Ruby's curves aren't quite matching mine anymore.


2 comments:

Candice said...

Great job on your skirt! I made to add a maxi skirt or two myself this season!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Even tho' you started this in May - it's a great skirt finished now - because everyone needs several well fitted black skirts in their wardrobes.