So, this is my official pattern review of the hot pattern Deco Vibe Flippy Skirt. I love the cut of this skirt. It is very slimming from the front. I would have preferred real pockets instead of the faux pocket that is offered in the pattern. I need real working pockets people. Need, need, need them. If you like a real working pocket like I do, I think it wouldn't be a huge deal to modify this one.
View from the front, so you can see for yourself what I'm talking about. I don't know how to describe it, it just drapes nicely.
View from the back.
I KNOW!! Or should I say; now I know. I was completely ready to go out in public! On the way out the door, D wondered if I meant to outline my bottom. He seriously asked me that. "Did you mean to outline your bottom?" What are you asking, who in their right mind would do that? So I got out the hand mirror - and backed up to the full length mirror to get a good look at my rear (something I try never to do) , and sure enough, bigger than Dallas I had outlined my butt. Before you ask me "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?" Let me just state for the record I made this skirt on a whim one evening after a big day. I may have been a little tired. When I held the dark brown rick-rack up to the skirt and it popped, I'm sure I was thinking, wow, contrast trim, this will really pop. I specifically do not remember thinking, contrast trim, now this will really accentuate my butt.
So my final thoughts on this subject are... I recommend this pattern, it has an unusual cut. The instructions are a little sketchy and like all hot patterns assumes that you have general sewing knowledge. Hot patterns do not offer pictures with the instructions if you are a visual seamstress. As you can see from the line drawing the curve on the back is actually higher than it is drawn. I do not recommend using a contrasting trim. Unless of course having a smiley posterior is your thing, then contrast away.
This is the outfit I would have been wearing.
So funny, my sister suggested that I flip the skirt around, and that might just be the solution. The trim is serged in and short of cutting it off, it is in to stay.