Sunday, March 24, 2013

Finished Item - Simplicity 1887 (Skirt)

This pattern is so quick and fun!

I decided to cut the skirt in a 14 (I made the shorts in a 12) because I didn't want it hugging my thighs too much, especially since I was making the mini version.

It sewed up fast, under 2 hours and because of the ratio between my waist and hips, clothing with an elastic waistband isn't really for me. Save for comfort items like yoga pants and sweats.

I love the print and the colors and can't wait for sunny days here in the tundra! :)

These shoes are my go-to trying on shoes. LOL! They are pretty neutral toned for me so that's why I like to use them.

Hits right above the knee and isn't too fitted.

Pretty colors and flowers!! If you look closely, you can see the raised texture (white).

A little collage!

Pattern Description: 
Misses' pants in two lengths with cuff variations, shorts and skirt in two lengths. Simplicity sewing pattern. Designs by Karen Z.

Pattern Sizing:
8-14, I cut a 14

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Pretty much

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. I didn't even need them this time (I made the shorts before)

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the simplicity of this pattern. I have made the shorts and mini-skirt and plan to make the pants too.

Fabric Used:
Some cute cotton (blend?) fabric that I got from SR Harris. It has pretty colors and some 3D stitching.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I left off the ties because I didn't have enough fabric!  I also have discovered that I don't like elastic waisted items (save for yoga pants, sweat pants, etc. I added an invisible zipper instead.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes!

Again, quick project that produces a wearable garment. The construction is essentially the same for each garment so after doing it once it goes together fast.


  1. That skirt is so cute and I love the print!!

    1. Thank you!! My 14 year old wasn't feeling the fabric but loves the skirt :) I told her so!

  2. Very cute skirt simply perfect for Spring!

    1. Thanks! Now if only we can get some temps above freezing...I can't wait for spring.

  3. Very cute! I love it! The colors are fantastic!!

  4. I love it! Just bought this pattern and can't wait to get started!


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