This combo is also for a client and the fabric also form my African fabric collections.The top is a modified KWIK SEW 3140 and the skirt is a 6 piece Simplicity 4401. I cut the top front pattern on fold to omit the buttons, raised the neck area for modest, inserted side zipper viola a lovely top was made .
For the skirt, nothing was done except that I just added a lining and lengthened by 1" .. The total result was lovely..... My client was so happy when she tried it on and I love it too.........
So here is the review for the top.....The skirt is pretty straight forward
Fabric: Another beautiful 100% cotton African fabric
Pattern Description: Long sleeved peplum top with buttons up the front. Sleeves also have flounce.
Pattern Sizing: XS-XL..Cut Large for client
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?:Nope made a completely different top with side zipper instead of front buttons
Were the instructions easy to follow: The instructions should be super easy I guess, but didn't use it, I just glanced through it and made it my own way
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Cut the top front pattern on fold to omit the buttons, raised the neck area for modest and inserted side zipper
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Nothing to dislike, really love it and easy and simple to make
Would you recommend it to others?Highly recommend and great for beginners