I bought a bunch of summer-y fabrics this summer and was determined to actually sew them up in the same season I bought them. The first one was the sweet white burnout knit that got made into the little sleeveless sweater I blogged about here. I have gotten so much wear out of it that it is almost worn out already!
I also bought some stretch denim in a cool graphic floral print. I knew right away this would be a short pencil skirt for summer. And a couple of weeks ago...just in time to still officially be summer...I completed it!
|My late season zinnias match my new pink cardi! :-)|
The first thing I noticed is that the pattern measurements are very generous. Pamela has you measure your waist, hips and low hips and tells you to choose the largest measurement because you will take in the rest. My largest measurement fell at the low side of the medium pattern. Medium? Yes!!!
|Working the model poses - or something...|
I think that next time I will actually try a small (Worth buying the pattern just to say that I am going to make a small next time!) and grade up to a larger waist size. I think that I will get a better over all fit for my shape and will keep the pegged look better. It fit well enough to wear it to work the next day and was certainly comfortable.
Overall it was a super easy pattern to make and I learned a lot about fitting me - which is my big goal in sewing right now. I am definitely going to try another one! I was happy to get two of my summer sewing projects done. I still have several fabrics to sew up, but I think that I can use those for some cross-seasonal garments. Maybe this weekend? Is it wrong to hope for rain so that I don't feel guilty about spending the weekend in the basement sewing room???
Anyone else out there use Pamela's patterns? What do you think?