Simplicity 2215 Skirt : Manchester

Simplicity 2215 Skirt Version
Reproduction print from the Manchester Collection by Nancy Gere
Photographed in a corn field behind Black Walnut Chalet, Mount Horeb, WI

 This skirt has been in the works for a month or so. I brought it along on this trip because the only thing I had left to do was to hem it and sew a button and buttonhole for the side closure. Sometimes those pesky last details are so difficult to get motivated to finish off!

This pattern is the skirt version of the dress I made in Jay McCarroll’s Purple Drop Cloth. I knew when I made that dress that the skirt was just perfect on it’s own. I love the pockets and all the lovely random pleating in this pattern. I have another version already cut and serged using nani IRO.

The fabric is a reproduction print by Nancy Gere. I love the fine lines and interesting motifs you find in many reproductions. This one was apparently originally printed in Manchester, England.

We are past the half way mark on our trip now. We’ll be coming home in just over a week. Still time for a few more adventures and a bit more sewing.

Simplicity 2215 Skirt : Manchester

Simplicity 2215 Skirt : Manchester





    1. Hi Stacey – I’ve either gotten my Simplicity patterns at a Fabric Land (hard to find now) or had friends in the States send them to me. I’m sure you can also order directly from Simplicity online, also.

  1. Gorgeous x 3 = Gorgeous skirt, gorgeous pictures, gorgeous Maisy!

    We can’t wait to see you girls back!

    Are you going to make it for the Stitch ‘n Bitch next week?

    Hugs from Toronto

  2. I LOVE reproduction quilt fabrics like this but had never thought to use them for clothing. Works just so beautifully and is totally inspirational. Well done!

  3. I love it! The print on the fabric is so earthy and subdued. I’m really loving your makes. I found you via the Wiksten tova that you made and I love your style I’m putting your feed in RSS before I get distracted by something shiny XD

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