Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Never Ending Search for the Perfect Skirt


 
Another day, another skirt.  I finally just realized I'm in search of the perfect everyday, go-to skirt pattern.  I think this may be on the short list of perfect skirts.  It's Simplicity 1760 (View E), a lovely example of a straight skirt.  For me, it's more of a "curvy skirt"- I cut a 16 waist with an 18/20 hip... which translates to about a 12 in ready-to-wear clothes.  Oh, vanity sizing! I've heard many a time that Marylin Monroe was a size 14, but I am pretty sure she was likely a small 6 with today's standards. Anyhow...

This skirt was a snap to sew.  I used a heavy weight cotton black jacquard.  I love the textured pattern on it.  This was another remnant from a Fabric Mart's mystery bundle.  I like it so much I would have bought it if I saw it listed on their Web site.


The skirt isn't lined so I made sure to serge the seams this time.  I barely followed the directions except when it came to the kick pleat in back- really to just make sure I did it right.  And of course I didn't use a black zipper to match.  I'm on a purple kick so I used a purple one... with a super cute purple lace hem tape.


I made the red top earlier this year.  It's a Simplicity 2554 sewn with a bamboo knit.  I've worn it twice- one for Valentine's Day and then when I took these photos.  I can't get used to the flouncy sleeves.  Here is my review of it on PatternReview.com.

7 comments:

  1. It sure looks great and you, and emphasize your beautiful curves. Embrace them! The back looks perfectly fitted!

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  2. Chris just told me about your sewing blog -- yay! Very cute skirt.

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I thought I'd start back up blogging... it helps give me closure or something to each thing I've been working on.

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  3. Really nice. I have that pattern and have never done anything with it...I may just take it out over the holidays and see what I can make with it.

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    1. Thank you! I really like this pattern because sits high right on the waistline

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  4. I'm working on this one now! I'm just so confused by step 14. Can you offer any advice/help?

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