Not much to say; review below.
Misses' pleated blouse with a peek-a-boo slit and bias bound neckline with long or short sleeves. Cropped pants and mini skirt have fly front and patch pockets with optional top or side entry; skirt has front inverted pleat. Cynthia Rowley Pattern Collection.
12-20; I cut an 18
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. It was pretty straightforward and the fly instructions were good. The front inverted pleat is super easy to do; I thought it was more complicated than it is.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I didn't like the shape of the fly shield, it's odd.
I don't like the boxy shape and the length. However, it was my fault for not noticing it says "mini skirt" and not checking the finished length.
Dark brown corduroy from Hancock
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Slightly larger seams from hip to waist. I should have cut a 16 waist, grading to an 18 hip.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I won't sew it again. I had high hopes when I initially bought this pattern and when I saw Rachel's version, it was bumped up in queue. It just looks so blah on me...
Meh. I am starting to realize every time I take a day off and spend it in the sewing room, I end up with a wadder!
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She was "lost" in the house for nearly two days. I was worried out of my mind!!!! If you've got time, you have to read through the stories on Pattern Review. Cats are crazy! :-)