New Look 6655: Pencil Skirt
Pattern Description: New Look 6655
Pattern sizing: This is a multi-size pattern (6-16). I made a size 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Oops! I guess I missed a spot while ironing the hem (above).
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I made this pattern in 2007 when I was a beginner. This was an easy pattern and it whips up very quickly. I’ve made two skirts in different colors.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the simple directions and love that this skirt only requires 7/8 yard of fabric in my size.
Fabric Used: I used a very nice wool fabric from Gail K Fabrics in Atlanta for the navy skirt. Unfortunately, I don’t remember what I used for the gray skirt (second photo) because I bought the fabric a couple of years ago.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not alter the pattern. Even though I am 1-2 sizes larger in the photos, the skirt still fits (I can zip it up :). If I make it again, I will make it one size larger.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I will probably make this again at some point in the future.
Conclusion: I highly recommend this skirt. It is a great wardrobe builder and it’s easy for beginners.