Posts Tagged ‘skirt’

Simplicity 2226 done and dusted!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Well yes, believe it or not I have finished Simplicity pattern 2226. The sew-a-long run by Anna from Noodle-head blog was great. She took the time to show step-by-step instructions with photos; she also shared additional links and notes that were incredibly useful and I will probably use in many other projects.

I did view C of the pattern but with a few changes, I didn’t make a belt and didn’t include the tie belts and I used an invisible zipper because, believe it or not, I find it much easier than the other zip with the flap and well it looks tidier.

I made a skirt a few sizes smaller than I should have if I had followed the sizing in the back of the pattern, and I took in a bit on the sides just to have a better fit.

Simplicity 2226 view C front

I used this ultra soft corduroy, even with all the care that you need to take when sewing with fabrics with nap it was a real pleasure working with it. It is thick enough to use in the winter months but still thin to use in the cooler days and nights during spring and autumn, so I am quite sure that I will get a lot of use out of this skirt.

What I like about this skirt so much, is that it is simple enough to make in a day, but because it has a yoke and pockets, you end up with a skirt that looks a bit more complicated that it actually is, and the sense of achievement is incredible.

Will I make it again? That is for sure! I have already put aside some fabric for the next one!

Simplicity 2226 view C back

A new skirt

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

I was looking for a quick and easy skirt to make when I went to my Google Reader and to my surprise the Noodlehead blog will be running a sewalong next week.  I have already done the Proper Attire Skirt so I thought of give it a go at this Simplicity pattern.  I have everything I need, so I just went over the shop and chose a fabric.  Since winter is upon us, I decided to use the soft corduroy in Silver.  I think it will be great, and I have the perfect boots already, and I am sure I have a top somewhere to make a whole new outfit.

So wish me luck, I am terrible at finishing projects, so I thought that joining a sewalong will help me stay focus and get things done.

I tried to take a photo of the lovely cord but the light was terrible, so you will have to wait for images of the finished skirt.


Corduroy skirt

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

I have mentioned here before my talent of being able to spend hours browsing online. Contrary to what others might think, not all of that time goes to waste, some good things come out of my ‘research’. Last week I stumbled upon Jigsa’s website (I actually have it bookmarked but let’s keep that a secret) and saw this skirt, which reminded me of the last few metres of Charcoal corduroy that I have in stock. So I have decided to get out the so many times tried and tested Barcelona skirt pattern and treat myself to a new skirt. If you want to read about when this simple pattern didn’t go very well click here.

Fine Cord Everyday Skirt from Jigsaw

I haven’t decided on what fabric to use as lining. Since the cord is so nice and soft I want something equally nice. Most of the grayish patterned fabrics have flown off of the shelves and I have only the Kona Solids left. Option B is going for the Ivory cord and use Scroll in Ivory as lining. What do you think?

I will keep you updated with any progress but feel free to leave some suggestions.

Fine Cord Everyday Skirt from Jigsaw