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Pattern Testing the Midi Skirt Roma

Pattern Testing the Midi Skirt Roma

Today, I bring to you a pattern that I recently had the opportunity to test before its big re-launch next month (August 15th) - the midi skirt ROMA by Halfmoon Atelier. Let me tell you, I'm glad I jumped at the chance to test this!  

When I first saw Meghann's call for testers, I knew I had to participate. I was first introduced to Meghann from an episode about sustainable business on the Maker Style Podcast. I was intrigued by her passion for creating an ethical and sustainable sewing business. Not to mention, when I saw the sample of the midi skirt ROMA, I was definitely excited to give it a go.

Midi Skirt Roma

This is truly a classic pencil skirt with a twist. Meghann gives you three different ways to construct this beauty with a couple of different variations in hemming and finishing the waistband. I decided to follow version 1, sewn exclusively with a sewing machine and finished with bias tape, as I believed the pattern would offer a great opportunity to use contrast trim.

Midi-Skirt-Roma

Turns out my hunch was right! I love how the white bias tape goes with the black twill I used for my sample. I cut a straight size 4, as per my measurements on the new sizing chart, and the fit was great out of the box (or shall I say, pdf?). The way it was sewn up, too, resulted in a professionally finished garment with no exposed seams. Isn't it nice when the insides of your clothes look just as great as the outside?

Midi Skirt Roma

You can tell that Meghann has put a lot of effort into revising this pattern. The instructions are very well-details and she offers quite a few tips and suggestions for the best way of stitching the skirt together. Overall, I thought the midi skirt ROMA was a pleasure to sew (and cut, as it's only one piece!) and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a unique pencil skirt.

 

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