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Skirts and Patterns

July 27, 2008

You’d think that somewhere among my gazillion patterns I’d have a pattern for a knit skirt. Well, I did, but it was not one I liked – it had an aysymetrical hem and I had tried making it before. I took the UFO and tried evening out the hemline, and it just wasn’t working for me.

So, to plan B.

I went to see who had pattern sales today and Hancock’s won out. Simplicity patterns on sale for $1.99. Here’s what I came home with.

Simplicity 2977 – This is for a really cute, simple knit skirt, but I also like the top/dress patern that has a mock wrap with ruching around the waist. It will be really cute.

Simplicity 3881 – This isn’t for knits, but the skirt is darling. And I picked up some cute fabric off the 60% off table that I’m going to make this with. I’m going for view A, which is the one the model is wearing.

Simplicity 3624 – I like the version that doesn’t have the gathers under the bust line but is flat, so that would be view D, which will look darling with the skirt from above. 

I also picked up a clean, uncut version of the infamous, favorite Simplicity 4076

and another copy of Simplicity 4095, both which I already have but lost some of the pieces too over the last year. Plus, 4095 (below) needs to be made in a smaller version.

More later when the fabric is dried and cut.

  1. July 27, 2008 2:38 pm

    great pattern choices! they will be very flattering for your new fierce figure. 🙂 lots of choices for mixing and matching.


    Thanks, Teri. My favorite so far is the Threads one. We’ll see how it sews up.

  2. July 28, 2008 9:40 am

    Cute stuff and for $1.99 you can’t miss, Little Miss. I really love 4095. For some reason that length sleeve — is that 3/4 length? — always feels and looks good on me. I guess ‘cuz it hides my upper arms, which I’ve always been self-concious about.

    Wendy, that’s funny… “can’t miss, Little Miss.” LOL. I haven’t yet made the top from 4095 but I’ve made the skirt. It’s pretty simple. Yes, that sleeve length is 3/4 length. I bet your arms are just fine. Last week, our WW leader shared how she never wore sleeveless until she hit her goal because of what she imagined was “armhole fat” – that little bit of pudge that shows from the edge of your bra to where you arm bends. Now she is my inspiration. She’s about 5’3″ and the tiniest little thing I’ve ever seen. Not that I’ll ever be that tiny, mind you.

  3. July 29, 2008 8:47 am

    The thing about my arms — and I know it’s probably a case of body dysmorphia — is that I have no muscle tone and they look to me like baseball bats.
    Hate ’em.

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