I love this skirt more than I expected to. This was the first piece of my mini wardrobe I completed and I’ve worn it 3x already.
McCall’s 8832 is a pattern I bought on eBay in 2012, I believe. I had to enlarge the waist and hip/butt area to get the kind of swingy but not-too-full skirt I think looks good on me. 8832 was the base for my house dress’s wrap skirt. I tweaked it further to make this skirt.
OOP (1997) Misses’ flared skirt with waistband and side zipper. Pattern has 3 length variations.
The pattern I got had sizes 12, 14, &16. I started with the 16.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Not this time. I made some changes to the pattern – surprise surprise.
Were the instructions easy to
When I followed the instructions, they were super simple. The original pattern only has 3 pieces.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Oh my goodness, what’s not to like? The skirt is flared without being a circle while skimming my waist and hips. I am so glad another tall PR member recommended this pattern.
A thin jersey from fabric.com. I thought this fabric was too thin for what I originally bought it.
Nice drape for this skirt though.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I had to size the waist and hips (let’s be real – my backside) up to fit my measurements.
For this version, I eliminated the waistband and zipper and took the hem to the floor.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I love this pattern and have made it my skirt TNT. I’ve made this pattern a few times and use it as my flared skirt base for other
patterns. Definitely recommend this pattern if you can get ahold of it.