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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Simplicity 2512

Pattern Description: Misses' skirts with varying waistband and front draping details. I made View B with the sweetheart waistband, gathers and binding.
Sizing: 4 to 22; I made Meredith a size 10.  This pattern was a bit hard to decide where to start with the correct pattern size, no finished measurements on the pattern pieces.  I took a guess on the 10, comparing the waistband to a skirt in her closet.

Instructions:  They were easy to follow and had good order to the steps

Like/Dislikes:  Meredith liked the style of the skirt, something similar she had pinned from RTW.  The only dislike is the ties are thin.   Meredith really likes the pockets, too.



Changes:   I omitted the binding on the hem and the waistband.  I added 1" to the hem to compensate for no binding and turning up the hem.  I used the facing from the waistband and made a traditional waistband (RST, stitch, turn RS out and slipstitch into place).  I also used an invisible zipper.

Fabric:  Rayon type fabric from Joann's, beautiful hand and drape.

Conclusion:  This is a winner, Meredith loved her skirt and wants another one.  Kailtlyn also wants one, too.  I will change the ties to be longer (girls want to tie a bow) and then wider the last 20" to make the bow fuller.


Meredith is a bit thin in this picture, had the flu over the weekend and lost 8 pounds!





On the Wardrobe sewalong, my package of fabric arrived today - guess what was sold out and I didn't get?  You guessed it the black ponte!  I am behind already, off to call Anne at Needle Nook and get some on the way.

15 comments:

  1. What a pretty color, and I like the unique waistband on this pattern. So glad Meredith is on the mend.

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  2. I have this skirt pattern and keep thinking about making it. Yours turned out so lovely, I think I will!

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  3. that skirt looks so pretty. i love the color. i have this pattern in my stash also. i should really get it out and use it.

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  4. Such a pretty skirt!

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  5. What a great skirt, in one of my favorite colors.

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  6. I love that so much!!! I just bought that pattern awhile back.

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  7. Thats a really pretty skirt. Your daughter looks great , I hope she's feeling better soon.

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  8. awwwww, poor meredith. but at least she looks adorable in her new purple skirt! that's too bad about your fabric. But no worries.. we're mostly still in the planning stages in my world. in fact, I'm putting up a post tonight about planning the wardrobe before we start sewing.

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  9. awwwww, poor meredith. but at least she looks adorable in her new purple skirt! that's too bad about your fabric. But no worries.. we're mostly still in the planning stages in my world. in fact, I'm putting up a post tonight about planning the wardrobe before we start sewing.

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  10. The skirt is darling on her and still on my to-sew list. I love the style!

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  11. That is a really cute little skirt. Hope Meredith is feeling better, and the flu doesn't go throughout the household!

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  12. This is a pretty scirt on a pretty Meredith! Now I want it too!

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  13. My girls would love this. So stylish!

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  14. It looks wonderful on her - great job! I hope she is feeling better now. 'Tis the season, I guess.

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  15. Cute colour and style

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