Sewing Pattern Review on Skirts
July 3, 2013
I love to make skirts for spring and summer. The fabrics they offer for these two seasons are just perfect for long or short skirts. I also think that it is more comfortable to wear a skirt when it is hot outside than pants or shorts, sometimes.
I was recently at Hobby Lobby again – it seems I go there about every other week – and they had Simplicity patterns for .99 cents again. I can not resist buying one when they are that low – even though I don’t need any more patterns!
This pattern, Simplicity 1662, offers 5 styles of asymmetrical skirts. The skirts attracted my attention because they look comfortable, different than any of my other patterns, and easy to make.
So far I have made two of them using view A. The navy one (photo above) is in a lightweight broadcloth and the red one (see photo below) is in a cotton print. The red one I altered a little on my own to have a straight hem in the back. I am always changing things on patterns, it seems, to create my own design. The skirts have only a few pattern pieces and an elastic waistband.
These skirts are so easy to sew. Definitely a project a beginner can make. I have been sewing over 25 years and from start to finish, including cutting out the fabric, I made this skirt in a little under 2 hours. A quick and easy summer project. I am planning to make view E next, the longer version with the lower ruffle.
I hope everyone is having a great day and has a Happy 4th of July tomorrow.