Sunday, December 20, 2009

Deco Vibe Flippy Skirt


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.

vintage beaded sweater

12 comments:

willywagtail said...

Just goes to show that sewing late at night can be dangerous! Cherrie

lsaspacey said...

Hey, if you've got a good rear go for it! I love how you matched the lines in the fabric on the back, awesome job!

Kathi said...

Oh, it is a shame you outlined your bottom because the skirt is really, really cute!!!!!!! You did such a nice job on it.

Sharon said...

Too bad it outlines your bottom because that skirt is adorable.

Cindy said...

It looks adorable with the vintage sweater! And I agree with above comment, if you have a good rear. Go for it!

gwensews said...

Things happen sometimes! It's a cute skirt, even with the outline!

Rose said...

This is such a nice skirt! The rickrack does make it pop. I'm sorry that it made your butt "pop" also. Good thing hubbie gave you a critique!

Queenplinker said...

I love it. Maybe wear it with a sweater that covers the top line. The bottom line isn't so bad, I actually like the "pop" of the dark ric-rac and can't imagine it without a contrasting line. Would you make it again?

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alethia said...

You did a great job on the skirt and the sweater was an excellent choice

Michelle said...

I love the outfit. There is something about those kinds of warm fall colors that I just swoon over! Overall, how happy are you with the skirt? I love it, but I am also not the one wearing it. Great job all in all! PS> I must have that sweater, seriously, if you find that it ever needs a new home, it can gladly find it in my closet :)

Jodi said...

I am trying to laugh quietly because my flatmates are asleep but really, I just want to roar with laughter. I like the way you write.