New Look 6872

10/17/12: Bad Hair Day

Pattern Description: 
Misses skirts in various lengths with sash, pocket, and hem band options.
Pattern Sizing:
Sizes 6-16, I cut view D in a 12.

Cost:Pattern: $4
Fabric: 2 1/2 yards for $6 per yard; $15
Zipper: $3.00
Total Cost: $22

Time:About two hours

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

It did! I eliminated the patch pockets, but other than that it worked perfectly.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Honestly, I didn’t really follow them. There’s only a few pieces to the pattern and it’s very easy to put together.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved this one! It went together very easily and it’s really flattering to my figure.

Fabric Used:
Cotton from JoAnn’s- it’s very thick and washes well.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn’t add the pockets- I thought they were distracting with the print I chose. I also think that I won’t cut the waistband on the bias next time. It made it stretch too much and I had to take it in.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will definitely sew it again! This is my TNT skirt pattern and I’ve got plans to make it several more times, both for myself and for costume work.

Conclusion: 
This is probably the best gathered skirt pattern I’ve found. It’s easy to cut, doesn’t take too much fabric (it helps that I’m short and I don’t need a long hem) and only took me about two hours to construct! I highly recommend this one.

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