Simplicity 2226 : Skirt
Grey Polka Dot : Habitat collection by Jay McCarroll
I’ve been in the mood for full skirts recently, so I took a trip to Fabricland to scout out some patterns that they had there. I didn’t even look at anything else, I just went straight for the patterns. It is so crazy in there! I picked out a few Simplicity patterns to make for the summer. This skirt and a couple Simplicity patterns (this one & this one) by Cynthia Rowley.
As soon as this grey polka dot fabric came in for the Habitat line, I made sure I got some. A few of the prints sold out within a couple days and this was one of them. I have grown to really appreciate a good polka dot thanks to Celine.
This pattern is one of their Learn to Sew patterns and I found it very easy to work with. I love this style of pocket and I definitely want to include this in future projects. There were belt loops and a tie with this skirt, but I omitted them from my version. I made a size 8 and I find it a bit loose. It still fits, but sits lower on my hips than I’d like it to. I’m going to make the skirt again but will definitely do a size 6 next time.
This skirt is so comfy to wear. One of the reasons I love dresses so much is that the dress is a complete outfit. With a skirt, you need a top to go with it. Colette just posted a free tank top pattern that I’m going to make this weekend.
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I love it! That fabric is gorgeous! I want it for bedding…
Andree recently posted..Swimwear Wednesday- Bows
Oh, love it! Where were you two nights ago when I tried to make a skirt to wear to convocation today and it turned out a disaster?! Maybe I should have actually used a pattern instead of just trying to wing it 😉
Definitely going to have to check out those patters since I absolutely adore skirts!
Kaye Prince recently posted..Quilt Market Spring 2011- Vol 5 and a Giveaway!!
Love everything! The skirt, the style, the fabric and best of all – pockets!
Jane Flanagan recently posted..June
I love your skirt! And Habitat is one of favorite lines, so this is perfect. Would this be too hard for a beginner garment sewer?
uh, as IF you would be a size 8!!! I guess that’s the pattern sizing, but geez, I’m a size 8 and I’m twice as wide as you are!
angelune recently posted..Quilt Action
This is the cutest skirt ever! And I love it with those socks!
Amanda Elizabeth recently posted..The Farmer’s Wife Quilt-a-Long Week 1
CUTE!!!!!!! love the wellies with it 🙂
I have that second Cynthia Rowley pattern too, the one with the headbands….of course I’ve never gotten close to starting it. Now I’ll just have to wait until I see you’re lovely creation to get inspired!
I love the skirt!
Sue Jean recently posted..Why none of my clothes are fitting me right now
Good call omitting the belt and tie. I have this pattern and did the same…sorry pattern, but the belt and tie are too much extra sewing for too much ugliness.
Jess W recently posted..Week 3 – Backpack Success!
i love grey with anything, but especially with popsicle-colored polka dots! the skirt looks like a great everyday piece.
joni recently posted..moss spore capsules
love this so much, although I think I say that about everything you make. 🙂 I just pulled that same fabric from my stash last night, for a quilt though, but maybe I’ll think twice about that. Clothing seems to be all I want to really sew right now.
I love it! I picked up some chambray at a thrift store today and that pattern would be perfect. I’ll have to give it a try, esp. if it’s more of a simple pattern.
kenzie recently posted..compotable
You never cease to amaze me! I am so inspired by your blog. I actually just made my first shirt this weekend (well, my first piece of clothing that actually fits and looks like the picture on the pattern!) and I swear I took 2 breaks during the process to get some of your “i can do this” sewing vibe from your blog! So…thanks!
sarah recently posted..Memorial Day weekend 2011
This is the darn cutest skirt ever! Your photo styling is amazing as well! I’m always so inspired to see what people are making with my line! Great job and happy sewing!!!!
OOOH! Pretty!!! I love the skirt, but the photos in the post are beautiful too – I love the one with your hand and delicate bracelet on the pocket.
Love, love the fabric and the skirt – have to make this!
Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for posting the pattern number. After I saw you in this at the shop I couldn’t stop thinking about how damn cute it was!!
Thanks as always for the inspiration.
The Sister Of recently posted..Made my day
Oh wow, I wish I was talented like that and could make my own clothing… Looks great! Love the pattern
that skirt is great! i love the shape, and the pattern is adorable!
Great skirt. The fabric is so pretty. You have inspired me 🙂
LOVE this! I just got this pattern, I can’t WAIT to try it out!
Jess recently posted..DIY Place Settings
I wish I got some of this fabric while you still had it! I need to come by more often obviously!
so glad you are filling the void of polkadots in toronto! And you always have the cutest ones too!
Celine recently posted..Melinda + Chris: married!
I love how grey makes the polka dots more grown up 🙂 I made a top out of grey polka dots fabric recently too. I wear it heaps. http://sewinlove.com.au/2011/02/14/oversized-polka-dot-top/
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