Added Nov 9, 2013
Simplicity 1644: Junior Misses’ and Misses’ Two-Piece Dress: The top is tucked at the underarm and darted at the back waistline. Scallops outline the extended shoulders and lower edge of the peplum. The skirt is seamed down the center front and back and joined to a waist band. Style I has a high, round neckline with a slash opening in front. Flower trim is optional. In Style II, the scooped-out neckline is edged with scallops.
It doesn’t get much more basic than this! The silhouette is very simple, but so easy to wear. I just love the blouse portion of the pattern and since it was already out, I decided to try the skirt.
Instead of placing the zipper at the side seam, I stitched it in at the center back which is my personal preference. And because it was what I had on hand, I used an invisible zipper (not as period correct as a regular zipper, but it works!).
I also dropped a lining in since I plan on wearing this with stockings and tights as the weather gets colder. The lining is a duplicate of the skirt with wrong sides stitched together at the waist seam before stitching the waistband on.
I did not expect to love this skirt quite as much as I do. It is a truly classic silhouette and I and going to have to make myself a few more!
More pictures may be found on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.