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.