So I finished the skirt I mentioned here – check out the picture! I used McCall’s Pattern 5803, still for sale online on clearance. The blouse that comes with the pattern is cute too (though, I feel it might be too matchy-matchy if I made a lime blouse to coordinate…)
The border print looks awesome on this flirty skirt. I even made sure to cut the waistband piece out of a solid brown section, so that it didn’t distract from the printed skirt.
I’d recommend this pattern for a beginner to intermediate project, for a few reasons:
- It’s quick – only took me a couple of hours to sew, a little longer than normal because I hand-stitched the hem.
- Easy to fit – it just needs to fit your waist and the rest of the skirt floats away from your body.
- Details are cool but simple. Pleats add fullness and create an hourglass figure but are really easy to sew.
- Functional – it has pockets!
I’d make this pattern again – I’m thinking solid black for the Basic Black Skirt on my Top 10 Sewing Projects for 2010 list. So cute and comfortable!