Friday, January 13, 2012

Pattern Review: Simplicity 2656 A workhorse in my closet

Simplicity 2656: Misses' skirt in two lengths and cropped pants or shorts

Pattern Sizing:D5 4, 6, 8, 10, 12. If I remember correctly, I made the 12 View A

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that it's not just an A-line skirt—it has some good style lines, plus there are a couple of variations so you could easily make the skirt a few times without repeating yourself. Plus i love the pockets and the pleat in the front.

Fabric Used: Lightweight denim

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None, although, next time, I'm going to make the waist a little smaller—it's a little loose which makes the front sag a bit when worn.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Probably at some point, but I don't wear a lot of skirts and am looking at a straight skirt to make next.

Conclusion: A solid pattern with lots of options.  As I said, I don't wear a lot of skirts, but I do wear this one both in summer and in winter. It's really one of the first purposely planned articles of clothing that I've made, ie: I said "I need a jean skirt" and then I actually went and made one.
I recommend it.




Vintage cotton from my stash for the pocket lining:

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