Jenny skirt with refashioned Simplicity shirt

Added Jan 2, 2012

by isobelisme

Malden, Massachu...

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Description

Here is my version of the Jenny skirt. It’s the first garment I’ve ever made and it’s not bad. It fits better than I expected, however, it comes waaayyyy up to a couple of inches above my waistline. I had noted from other people’s pics that the skirt was high waisted, but I feel like mine is especially high waisted. Also, the top of the waistband is a tad loose. I had never made a garment before, so I had already starting putting the pieces together by the time I realized the seams were unfinished, hence all the hem tape and lace tape. I did manage French seams on the lining. I usually wear a 4-6 US sizes (closer to 6 lately…), I cut a 38 based on the finished hip measurement printed on the pattern. I’ve since used an invisible zipper on another project, and I think I’ll never go back to a regular zipper on clothes again. Looks much more well executed.

The shirt is Simplicity 2448, first saw it at Noodlehead http://www.noodle-head.com/2010/04/spring-top-week-entry-2.html . I had bought my husband a lovely button down for work with a blue check… he managed to rip a spot on the front within a couple weeks. So I finally refashioned it into a shirt for me. It fits pretty well, though the neck hole is a little tight when getting the shirt off, also I prefer something a little lower cut. The ruffles are a little stiff and large and can be unruly. Per Noodlehead’s comments, I skipped the interfacing on the neckline and am glad I did.

Material Notes

Skirt: Synthetic stretch woven something or other
Shirt: 100% cotton shirting

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Business, Classic, Preppy, Romantic
Material
Cotton, Polyester, Shirting

Credits

Simplicity 2448
Jenny skirt

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    Jan 3, 2012, 04.20 AMby blueartisan

    I’m with Vanessa, I love the fact that the blouse was a coat lining!

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    Jan 3, 2012, 02.40 AMby Vanessa Velasquez

    I like your skirt but your blouse is the cherry on top, i love it, even more knowing that is a recycled fabric that got a second chance!!!

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