Added Sep 26, 2012
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Gosh it’s been aaages since I posted here ;)
I fell in love with this fabric about 2 years ago when I saw it used in a project on BurdaStyle and went straight out to buy some. I knew I wanted it to be a skirt but the right pattern didn’t show up for a while. So I left it to mature in the stash until I bought the Simplicity pattern just before Christmas as a download from SewingPatterns.com
It is made up as per the instructions in a size 16 (even thought the size chart tells me I should cut an 18).
My only change was to make the inner facings and all the pocket pieces in a contrasting lightweight cotton since the canvas was too thick. I also omitted the interfacing at the waistband but I did stay-stitch it.
I did my best to match the centre back seam and it looked perfect until I had to have a second crack at the zipper which moved one side up by about half a millimetre. Still, I’m pretty happy that I even thought to try matching it at all and that I had enough fabric to do so.
This is a great a-line skirt pattern, flattering, nicely fitted at the waist and the pleat makes it super comfortable to wear plus it has pockets! The best kind of pockets: Useful ones! The other envelope variations look good too so I highly recommend it.
More pictures and a funny story:
Printed Ikea Cotton Canvas, light wieght cotton
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