Simplicity 2154 - "Changing Leaves" Autumn Pencil Skirt2:10 PM
Several posts ago, I mentioned my fall sewing to-do list - which has all but gone out the window - which included wool variations of Simplicity 2154 (undetermined at the time). However, after the success and ease of my last corduroy skirt, I've decided it would be a good idea to use pinwale corduroy as a muslin/toile for all of my new skirt patterns. This way, I can whip it up quickly and tweak the fit easily while still having a perfectly wearable, unlined skirt. So, when I saw this pretty autumn red in Joann's, I thought it would be a good match.
|Bored with the brick wall, this is the field and wood behind our property. |
To see additional shots (without the sunset haze), click here.
The instructions were short and easy to follow (not that one really needs them with this type of garment). My only intruction change would be to leave the vent basting stitches in until just before you hem the skirt. This way, theres no risk of tension from the side seam and the vent will lay perfectly flat when not in motion. To eliminate bulk, I also recommend
- folding the waistband pattern under 5/8" along the long, unnotched side and cutting the fabric along the selvedge
- mitering the hem at the vent
|DH2b clicked away as I opted to play with the birthday girl over posing.|
This one shows a bit of bagginess in the hip area.
The addiction to corduroy skirts continues! The next one will be a more practical camel version of my green skirt. Though, I do owe DH2b a corduroy item or two first ;).
Thanksgiving goal tally:
Have a great weekend everyone! x