So, I made this skirt in 2013 and finished it in 2014. Let’s be clear. I made the entire skirt in October of last year, except the hem. The poor skirt languished in my sewing room, waiting to be finished. Now, in all fairness to myself, I did hem the lining – but it was a little short. So I needed to unpick it and re-sew. Soooooo. It sat.
The pattern is Simplicity 1559 view F. I highly recommend this pattern.No waistband, no lining pieces. Sews up in about 30 minutes (or three months in my case). I cut a straight size 10 and added a lining by using the skirt pieces and shortening slightly. Additionally, I shortened the pattern quite a bit – I’m vertically challenged. The fabric is some kind of wool from my stash. My MIL gave me a ton of fabric and old vintage patterns. I think this fabric is probably from 1970. It’s a loose weave and a light weight wool. I washed it in the machine…it probably has something else in it as well. I originally made this as a muslin, but I like it very much and will wear it a lot.
An observation after wearing the skirt: The slit in front is cute, but it does “ride up” when seated. So, pay attention if you work in a conservative environment like I do. I found myself holding the slit closed while sitting in meetings. I don’t think it’s too high when standing. I will be making the skirt again, but in view B. Funny, I just noticed that the pattern includes pants too….hum.
What I learned:
1. Don’t procrastinate. It can keep you away from a great garment.
2. Think about how your garment will wear. I haven’t really focused on this…but it would be good if I did. Just for my overall comfort.
3. Oh, yeah. It would probably be good to crop my bathroom out before posting the pictures.