The Dreamstress blog is a favourite of mine and I was interested when she launched a pattern line, Scroop Patterns, to see what the patterns would be. Did you know scroop is the technical name for the rustling sound that silk and rayon taffeta make?, you always learn something from Leimomi's posts. A few months ago she had a sale and I bought the Fantail Skirt pattern and it has sat on my computer ever since, so when Indie Pattern month rolled around at The Monthly Stitch I thought it was time to fire the printer and sewing machine up and get to work.
Pattern: Scroop Patterns The modern Fantail Skirt. The description for this pattern says it is a classic 5-gore, A-line skirt with a fan of sewn pleats that release at mid-hip at center back. It features a waistband that sits at the natural waist, an invisible back zip, and hook or button fastenings at the waist. The skirt ends just below the knee, and is hemmed with a bias-tape hem.
This is a digital download pattern. You get several documents in a zip file; detailed and streamlined instructions, printing instructions and the pattern pages in print-at-home A4 size or copy shop A0. As I don't know anywhere nearby to print the copy shop version I printed off the 28 A4 pages and stuck them together. The pattern matched up well and it didn't take long to stick it all together, but I would rather trace off a burda pattern any day.
I only finished the skirt today so haven't worn it much yet but so far I like it and I might make another one. I like the look of the historical version where the pleats aren't sewn down so maybe I'll make that version.
Pattern: Scroop Patterns The modern Fantail Skirt.
Fabric: Liberty Lantana Ayse/Blue
Changes made: None, I made size 40