I just finished making a couple of skirts from my first ever published pattern (in the Winter 2008 issue of Interweave's Stitch Magazine). People have been sending me links to their own creations made from my pattern, and I decided to start a Flickr group so I could keep them all in one place. If you've made this skirt, please add your photos to the group! It's so inspiring to see other people's ideas before starting a new project. In fact, I was influenced by Sian's lovely skirt to make mine from a printed fabric too.
As I was making my skirts, I cut the pattern pieces out from the magazine and followed the instructions exactly in order to double-check things. I found that the pattern and instructions as printed in the magazine have a few errors. Here they are:
1. In the "Tulip skirt Pattern Guide" on page 77, the Back piece says "cut 2 self on fold". But you only need to cut ONE!
2. The Placket piece is also labeled incorrectly in the pattern guide. It says "cut 2 self, 2 facing (mark as facing), and 2 interfacing". Wrong. Cut ZERO facings. That piece doesn't have a facing.
3. On step #5 of the instructions, the first sentence says "Fold the bottom edge of both placket pieces under to the wrong side by 5/8" and press". When I was making mine, I found that I only needed to press it under 1/2".
4. The front pattern piece has the notches printed in the wrong place. They need to be shifted 1 1/2" toward the side seam because they are too close to the placket.
Okay, everything else seems about right! Sorry I didn't get to this sooner. Happy sewing!