Yet another reason why I love Simplicity patterns and all things Cynthia Rowley:
|Back. My straps look uneven, but it's because of the way they are tied in the front. My dress form is slightly smaller than I!|
If you are at all comfortable with putting in a zipper, this is a fantastic pattern. This has got to be the easiest skirt I have ever made (not to mention the cutest!). In total, this skirt took me around 3 hours, including a huge zipper faux pas (I will get to that later). The original pattern calls for pockets, but I didn't want to mess with them. I love pockets in dresses and skirts, but I have this thing called instant gratification. I didn't want to waste time on it, so I left them out. Otherwise, the basic skills required for this skirt include:
- Sewing seams
- Bias tape making and sewing on
- Invisible zipper application
It has easy-to-attach ties that draw to the front from the back-one of my favorites about this skirt. However, this is one of my zipper mistakes:
|Good gracious. So horrible. HAD to fix that!|
I also had a different zipper in before this and it broke. I didn't put it in right because I was rushing and was forced to put it down and go to our weekly dinner with in the in-laws. I wanted to cry out of frustration, but I cooled off, ripped it out, and put in a new zipper. Put it in, realized my ties were crooked, ripped it out again (just that side), and fixed it. Sheeesh!
Excited to wear it for my sewing girls tomorrow- paired with this bib necklace. Want to know how to make it? Come back later in the week!
I usually like to draft my own patterns, but sometimes it's nice to just be able to sew, knowing it will turn out, because of a retail pattern.
Have a great night!