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Simplicity 2656 - Skirt.

Added Aug 9, 2012

by BuckinghamRoad

New South Wales,...






Here is a skirt I made recently when my dear crafting friend and I held a three day sewing triathlon!

- I learnt A LOT making this pattern. The skirt front is in three parts: waistband, pleated panel and yoke front. This was something I hadn’t come across before so it was fun trying to work out how it all went together.
- The skirt also had pockets that button up. This was a challenge as I had never sewn pockets or button holes before. Initially I wasn’t going to put the button holes in, and just sew on the buttons on top of the pocket fabric, but once the skirt was finished the pockets gaped really badly.
- The back of the skirt has darts and an invisible zipper. These I had done before so had no trouble there.
- I stay stiched the waistband lining and it looks really good.
- I love love love the fabric I used, and how it looks with the wooden buttons. The skirt is made from cotton fabric with grey and white pinstripes. It was sold in the quilting section of the material shop so it is the perfect weight for an autumn skirt.

- To be honest this skirt was a bit tricky to make, as it has a yoke front that a pleated panel is sewn onto. As a result the corners of the pleated panel are not quite square, so you can see tiny little bits of thread. Mill assured me with some more pressing it shouldn’t be noticeable.
- As the waistband is only at the front of the skirt, I found it difficult to secure the waistband lining. I decided to overlock the edge of the inside waistband and sew a ribbon over it, this actually turned out to be a really nice touch!

All in all, would recommend this pattern!

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fabric, buttons, zipper.




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Buckingham Road

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    Aug 10, 2012, 12.02 PMby ink

    That came out fantastic! Love it.

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    Aug 9, 2012, 04.15 PMby genovah

    I like your skirt! well done

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    Aug 9, 2012, 02.43 PMby Innamc

    You done very good job. I like furnish on a wrong side and pockets, very clever. :-)

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      Aug 10, 2012, 12.44 AMby BuckinghamRoad

      Thanks, I was pleased with how the ribbon detail turned out.

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    Aug 9, 2012, 02.32 PMby libra-s

    It is very pretty!!

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