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Jenny skirt with refashioned Simplicity shirt

Added Jan 2, 2012

by isobelisme

Malden, Massachu...






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




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Preppy, Romantic
Cotton, Polyester, Shirting


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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