Monday, April 16, 2007

McCall 4386 skirt

Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:2/24/04 0:22 AM
Last Updated:2/24/04 0:45 AM
Pattern Size:Regular
Project Photo:photo
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Pattern Information provided by Ann Smith

Pattern Rating:I Highly recommend this pattern

Pattern Description: Skirts with a faced waist, side zipper closure and handkerchief hemline. Skirt A has bias flare; skirt B is lapped at the front. I made view A. That is the description on the envelope. What it doesn't tell you is that skirts have a yoke, not just a faced waist. And most interestingly, skirt A (except for the yoke) is only one piece. This reminds me of an Issey Miyake design. Such a simple concept and very cool. The skirt piece is sort of a flattened circle which takes almost the entire 60 inch width of the fabric. It is simply stitched to the prepared yoke.

Pattern Sizing: 4 size combinations 4-6-8-10, 8-10-12-14, and 12-14-16-18. It seems to be the same length for all sizes.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. Here's the back

Were the instructions easy to follow? Excellent instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I'm just crazy about the design. I really had no idea until I got ready to cut it out that it had such a neat concept. Can you tell I like this pattern? I also really like that the size ranges overlap.

Fabric Used: A wool/rayon blend paisley that I also used for the Loes Hinse Lugano Jacket I recently reviewed.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't alter for size at all. I am 5'3" and didn't shorten it so you can judge the length for yourself. I fringed the hem to coordinate with my jacket.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I guess you can tell that I would like to sew this one again.

Conclusion Easy to make and an effective design. What more can we ask for?

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