Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Simplicity 2226

Simplicity 2226. I made view C without the belt loops or the tie using some cotton (I think it might be Japanese cotton) I bought at Tessuti maybe 18 months ago when I was in Melbourne. It had been sitting in my stash waiting for the right project.
I found this a pretty simple skirt to make, I glanced at the instructions briefly and then did my own thing (there is a sew a long over at Noodlehead if you need help) and all the pieces fit together perfectly. I did take out some fullness in the front and back so there is not as much gathering. The last thing my hips need is too much gathering at over them.
I think if I made it again I would make the pockets a little less deep as I can't reach the bottom of them when I am standing. I really thought when I was half way though making it that it was going to be dreadful on me with the gathers, but was pleasantly surprised when I put it on and I do love a skirt with pockets.
Worn with my new Lotta clogs - the first thing with heels I have bought in about 8 years. So, so comfortable and with a little gentle stretching my duck feet actually fit in them.


Mary said...

very cute skirt! I love the fabric!

Lisa said...

Love the skirt and clogs. I have that pattern so I'll give it a go.

Suzy said...

This looks great. I've been looking for a skirt pattern with pockets, this could be the one.

Lizzet said...

The skirt looks brilliant! I just found you through flickr because I made the same skirt and I was so proud of mine but now that I see yours I think I have a long way to go!
Anyway, the fun is in trying to do things better ;)

Sarah said...

Love the skirt! I am jealous of your cute clothing making skills!

fiveandtwo said...

Great shoes! I have a red slip-on pair. but may venture into a sandal now.
I really like the skirt on you, looks terrific. I might get that pattern and make one for me. A change from the two trusty Ottobre skirt patterns that I always use.