I had high hopes. It could have been so cute. I still think it is cute, on the ground, lying flat. On me, it's not so cute. I even cut off about three inches and it is still not cute. I'm pretty sure 95% of my dislike is my fabric. But, there was a bit that I didn't like about the pattern. It was easy enough to assmble but I didn't like that the wrong side of the fabric could be seen when you walk. I didn't like the bow. Maybe in another fabric is could work but I see it mainly as being a waist clutter-er. If you wore it with a t-shirt, you would have to tuck it in, there is no way that a shirt would go over that knot gracefully.
I put paper behind one of the pleats so you can see them. I changed the pleats so that the edge is folded over.
Here I outlined the pleats. This is different than the line drawing. I pleated mine differently so that all the fabric was not lying in one place. That made it very full in one spot. This distributes the fullness. I still don't like it.
Crappy drawing, I know. This is where the bow would have been. I think I'm going to look for a simpler pattern for my mini-wardrobe. I'm thinking maybe 06/2008 #121. The lines are boring but I think it may be perfect for my fabric.
In other news:
I bought the damn snap press. You people pressured me into it. I am $8 in the hole because of it. And, I used August's money. I'm going to have to wait until September to spend money on sewing (read this post to understand my self-imposed $100 limit). Yikes, my husband is going to laugh over this. My $100/month limit is my own limit and he thinks I'm silly for imposing it on myself. Oh well. It is all about me right? Wait, I mean the kids. It is all about raising my kids and clothing them, right?