Fall Pattern Showcase: Sew House Seven Alberta Street Skirt

Becca has done it again. To help all of us get better organized, some pattern ideas, and some reviews on patterns available that would help complete our Fall Capsule Wardrobe, she has put together a Fall Pattern Showcase at Freenotion. This was the perfect time for me to sew up a pattern from a designer I recently discovered Sew House Seven. I reached out to her about her patterns, and did receive this pattern free for the purpose of reviewing it. And I have to say that I am sold! Her patterns are at a higher price point than I like to spend on myself, but I totally see why now. Now I just need to get out my mom doesn’t buy herself anything nice/walmart prices funk.

Here is nitty gritty details about the pattern:

Pattern details
  • Sizes 0-20
  • Hip measurement covered: 35-50 in
  • Waist measurement covered: 24.5-39.5 in
  • Pattern pieces named and labeled with Letter
  • Grainlines and markings including
  • Cutting layout
  • 9 page tutorial plus glossary and information
  • Additional page for pattern notes/alterations for future use
  • Back darts
  • Kick vent
  • Zipper and hook & eye closure
  • Slanted front patch pockets (which make a flattering detail)
Changes I made
  • Grade 2 sizes to accommodate waist and hip difference
  • added length or 4 inches to go past the knee
  • Changed sizing to taper in on the bottom half 
  • Tapered in the back seam more to accommodate the hip/booty
  • No hook & eye
  • No pockets due to my large scale print

The pattern worked really well. My body is unique to me, so it did take a bit more work to make it fit more like the wiggle skirt/pencil skirt look I was going for. Once I toyed with the fit in the back (the front was perfect) I was good to go. Next time I will use a more stable fabric, but I have had this fabric with this idea in mind for a while. Also, my height is somewhere between 5’6-5’7, so I am a fairly average height. Now it is time for me to go shop for more fabric so I can make a basic black one and some other staple color. I will make those one for pencil-y and less wiggle 😉
My inspiration

Don’t pay attention to my wall. It is ridiculous and I refuse to let you know that my kids are heathens who horseplay in the house and now we have to fix it. The end. 
Thanks for stopping by and a special thanks to Sew House Seven for giving me a chance to try out her patterns. Don’t worry, there are a couple more coming soon. 
Stay Rebellious!

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