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.

Bad Hair Day

10/17/12: Bad Hair Day

What is up with my hair? It’s all weird and frizzy and junk. Maybe it’s just still recovering from the hardcore dye process. Poor hair. Tomorrow I’ll put it up and condition the crap out of it.

This is my new favorite pair of shoes! I’ve been admiring the Blowfish Garrens on my favorite fashion blogger (Kaelah from Little Chief Honeybee) for ages, and finally snagged a pair on eBay for dirt cheap! They’re so incredibly comfortable. They actually meet my standard for comfort- they’re comfy enough to wear to a Disney park! (After being a cast member for four years, I learned a lot about wearing proper footwear while in Disney.)

I made this skirt last year for teacher clothes, and it’s one of my most-worn pieces that I’ve sewn! The print is very Anthropologie-esque (at least in my mind…) and the pattern is super easy to construct- I made it in about two hours, including the hem. So if you’re looking for a simple gathered skirt pattern, I highly recommend New Look 6872!

Speaking of sewing, I started working on costumes for the school production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I moved my sewing machine to my work desk and basically set up a sweatshop for myself. Mrs. Beaver’s apron is done and her dress is underway!

Top: Thrifted
Skirt: Handmade (New Look 6872)
Shoes: Blowfish Garrens via eBay
Belt: Faded Glory

Nail Polish: OPI You Don’t Know Jacques!
Perfume of the Day: Vera Wang Glam Princess