BurdaStyle Magazine, BurdaKids 2003, Pattern 651, Toddler Skirt

Pattern Description:
ruffleSimple skirt from a rectangle of fabric.

Pattern Sizing:
92, 98, 104 (roughly 2T, 3T, 4T)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It did before I added the ruffle.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, and I liked the method of leaving the top inch (i.e. the foldover part of waistband) of a side seam open to insert the elastic.

They didn’t tell you how long to make the elastic. I used Sandra Betzina’s recommendation of 1.5 inches less than the child’s waist.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It’s very easy to sew or alter.

Fabric Used:
An old, hand-me-down fabric from my quilt fabric stash.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I added a bias cut ruffle. I should have measured a skirt DD wears before I made this one. It was midthigh on her even tho the pattern size is for a child taller than she is and the picture shows it coming down to the knee. I used my ruffler for the first time for this skirt.

I left off the fabric ties.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I plan on sewing it again, but I can’t recommend it. It would be easy to make by measuring the bottom circumference of a skirt for the fabric retangle width and the length of the skirt for the fabric rectangle height . Dont’ forget to add seam allowances, 1″ waistband, and hem. Cut the elastic for the waist 1.5 inches smaller than the girl’s waist.

Conclusion
This was very easy to make, but you really don’t need a pattern.

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New Look – 6106 (Dolman Sleeve T-shirts (5in1).)

Pattern Description: nl6106
Dolman sleeve t-shirts with a v-neck, boat neck, or drapey neck, and long sleeves, flouncy short sleeves, or tank. I made view B, drapey neckline w/flouncy short sleeves. It’s a snug fitting t-shirt.

Pattern Sizing:
8-18

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Pretty much. I thought the drape was more pronounced in my top than in the picture. On the top I photographed, I tried to lettuce edge the sleeves and hem which is not in the pattern, so that looks different.

Were the instructions easy to follow?6106
Very easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
LIKE: I love the drapey neckline and flouncy sleeves. It is super easy to sew.

DISLIKE: The snug fit doesn’t work for me. It looks great on my shoulders, arms, and breasts, but I’m too tubby in the middle for this fit.

Fabric Used:
90% cotton/10% lycra from Beverly’s, supposedly a swimsuit fabric. I also made one out of a 100% cotton jersey from Joann’s (not pictured).

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
Graded up, and I used a lettuce edge on the sleeves and hems (poor choice for the fabric shown).

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Even tho it didn’t fit very well, I made another one out of the cotton jersey. I was hoping the lack of lycra would give me a looser fit. It did, but not enough. I really, really like it, even tho it doesn’t fit my middle so well, and either I will lose weight and make more, or I will grade it bigger thru the middle.

Conclusion
This is a very attractive, very easy to sew shirt.