Thursday, April 28, 2011

Simplicity Lisette 2211 skirt done!

I love this skirt.

OK, it's kind of wrinkly because Mr. Thinks He Can took me for Mexican food and I pressured him into taking a picture before the sun went down. And I chose to tuck in the shirt I had on, which was a wee bit short to be doing that, but I love this skirt. When I started sewing I was all "dresses, Dresses! DRESSES!" But I am loving the separates. I feel like I can wear a piece I have made without looking like I am completely home made. They also go together so quickly!

This skirt, Simplicity 2211, the grey one on the enevelope will be great for just about anything. I can wear it to work with a blouse or I can wear it in the summer with a tank. It looks short, but as you can see, on my short self it came out the perfect length without alterations.

Let's check out my under things...
As you can see I went with French seams, which was a first for me. I also used some bias tape from my walkaway dress to cover my seams on the zipper side. Also, the twill tape I was a bit unsure if I was to roll it under again, but I was worried the skirt would get too short/that many layers of fabric would kill my needle. As you can see it got left exposed.

My belt loops added a lot of bulk when sewing the waistline, but I think they are adorable. I also skipped the top stitching long the seams in front. I was afraid I would mess it up!

Overall thoughts: I made a size 20 in a stretch sateen. I love the skirt, but I would up taking out about an inch on each side before applying the twill tape waist line. I think I would have without the stretch as well, but the pattern overall was easy to adjust as you go along if you baste. I just ripped out a couple of seams and marked where I needed the skirt to be taken in. I think the project took about three hours total and $6. That is pretty good if you ask me.


  1. Isn't it funny how one simple skirt can totally make your day? It turned out really cute! And good job on the finished seams. If you're anything like me, you probably will never go back to leaving raw seams!

  2. Your skirt is very lovely! I am definitely going to give this pattern a try. :]

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