The first is one I'd started earlier in the week, Simplicity 2314. A very simple, four-panel flared skirt with lapped side zipper. I bought the pattern in the fall with a specific purpose in mind. Ever since 1997, I've wanted to recreate this outfit from Rowan 22:
I just love everything about it: the sweater (which of course is a Kim Hargreaves design), the skirt, the tights and sandals, the scarf, the beret. But fall and winter passed, and I never got around to it.
Last month I was doing a little online fabric shopping and saw this Anna Maria Horner fabric. I got fooled by my monitor into thinking it would be a good match for my Winnie sweater. I was wrong. But I do love the fabric. And I'm pleasantly surprised by the fit of the skirt.
The pattern is a "Learn to Sew" pattern, and it actually took me a while to make - there were too many directions! I know, that's the pot calling the kettle black, isn't it? Anyway, this is a straight size 12. It sits on my natural waist and fits everywhere! All four vertical seams are perfectly straight, and my hips are not, so I wasn't sure it would work for me.
|Trying to show you the side zip.|
Once I finished that one up, I made yet another Ginger skirt - this time in a coral pink that's almost the same as my kimono dress. I told you I love this color! It goes with SO many tops I have, some of which I haven't been able to wear for a long time for lack of a bottom piece. I tried a bunch of them on yesterday with the skirt, and Hubby was doing a little critique of which pieces he thought went best. Too precious!
Did anybody else do any crafting over the weekend? We don't celebrate Easter or Passover, but we did have a very lovely day outside in the beautiful spring weather on Saturday. And I got my weekly banh mi!