Awhile back I sewed Simplicity 2154, which is the great vintage looking pattern for a skirt, bow top, cardigan and jacket. To start, I made the skirt. This was simple to cut out and sew up, and I love the result! This has been a great spring work staple and I can't wait to make another!
Monday, June 4, 2012
I've had this skirt complete for about a week now, and I'm fairly pleased with the result. I wanted a bright colored maxi skirt for summer, and this jade green color just called to me!
I used Simplicity 2184, view C, because I like how full it is on the bottom without the shape of a full ballgown skirt. The elastic waist is easy and comfy, although now that it's complete, it's probably my least favorite feature.
This went together pretty easily, I read the directions and decided to do my own thing instead. Rather than connecting the top parts of the center front and the sides and then inserting the godets, I just started with the center front and added the godet, then the side piece. This was simple and turned out just fine. I also lengthened the skirt pieces by 5" each so that this skirt would hit the floor.
I'm playing with the idea of adding a sash or using a belt to cover the elastic waist. Thoughts or suggestions?