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Simplicity 5454: The London Fog Skirt

Added Jan 17, 2013

by SewinInTheRain

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Pattern: Simplicity 5454 Wrap Skirt (1982)
Size: 12
Fabric: Cotton/Linen Canvas by Echino (2.5 yards from Sew L.A.)
Notions: 4 gold flower buttons (from the Pasadena Flea Market)

I chose Simplicity 5454, a pattern from 1982 that I thrifted in North Carolina a year and a half ago. It’s a skirt that wraps in the back. I love that the skirt has pockets – in all these photos I’m actually holding my cell phone and my keys in each pocket!

The skirt was easy to make, and it includes darts for shaping at the front and back. I ended up shortening the skirt 4″ so it hit just above the knee rather than at mid-calf. The back edge and skirt hem are finished by creating mitered corners with a machine stitch finish. I usually hand sew my hems, but, dare I say, I like this finish!

Material Notes

cotton/linen canvas for the skirt; light floral cotton for the pockets; 4 gold buttons at the waistband




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Linen

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    Jan 21, 2013, 10.44 PMby miaballerina

    This is just adorable – love the blue fabric with it,.

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    Jan 19, 2013, 01.59 AMby SewinInTheRain

    Thank you so much! I was excited about the photo location too, it’s just a bummer that the fog had to hide the skyscrapers!

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    Jan 17, 2013, 07.37 AMby prettysewinggirl

    beautiful and so very well made!!! love your photos =)

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    Jan 17, 2013, 04.35 AMby byrdiesews

    Cute skirt. Looks modern with the bright blue fabric. Great photo shoot setting too :)

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