Kicking off the huuuuuge backlog of things I’ve made in the past several weeks is this sexy and sophisticated skirt!
It’s the Reviver Skirt from SBCC Patterns, easily the most fashion forward plus size pattern I have ever seen. It features an asymmetrical high-low hem with the wrong side of the fabric showing in some places.
Another selling point is that this pattern only takes one yard of fabric, despite being super fancy. And I love that this is not just a plus size pattern, but a full size range pattern – it goes from XXS to 3X, which is the size I cut.
I didn’t make any size or fit adjustments. In fact, I didn’t even measure the pattern, which is a bit unusual for me. As this was my first SBCC pattern, I was working without any brand familiarity to help me through the process of sewing this skirt. Sewing a new-to-me indie pattern is such a leap of faith!
There is only one pattern piece to the Reviver Skirt, and it is huge. I did an abysmal job of cutting the fabric because I had to lay it out on the floor and squat as I cut around the pattern with scissors. With my bad knees and complete lack of core strength, that was a pretty traumatizing experience. :-p So I put the project down for a really long time.
When I returned to it, I attempted to follow the the pattern instructions to the letter. Key word: attempted. There was no chart indicating the right side and wrong side of the fabric, so the illustrations were initially confusing. Careful reading cleared that up…but then the instructions and illustrations appeared to be showing different things. Pondering on it, I figured that out as well. But I’m pretty sure the instructions to attach the waistband were wrong! If you make this skirt, follow the instructions to make the tucks and such, but use your common sense and sewing knowledge for the rest.
Never mind the expression on my face – I love this skirt. I want another one! Even with the imminent threat of getting on the floor to cut it out, haha. I love the distinct design and can see it being a knockout in red, can’t you?