I am trying to build an “Everyday Wardrobe.” That is a wardrobe of items that are comfortable and that I feel worthy of wearing every day. This lightweight wool skirt with contour yoke and slimming seams fits that requirement.
Pattern – Amazing Fit Collection, Simplicity 2475, View B
Notions – 2 yards polyester organza, one 7” invisible zipper, hook and eye, three pkgs. seam binding, one pkg. hem lace, 7/8 yard of fusible interfacing, thread
Fabric – 2 yards brown lightweight wool (Hancock Fabrics)
This skirt is an item from the Amazing Fit Collection of Simplicity Patterns. I cut View B in a size 8 for curvy fit. This pattern is drafted with 1 inch seam allowances in all the important places. I underlined my skirt with polyester organza, inserted an invisible side zipper and finished seams with binding and hemline with hem lace. The only adjustments I made were: 1. Shortened the skirt length to petite standards. 2. Nipped the waistline yoke by 1 inch.
I just wanted to note that on the Simplicity Pattern’s website under Patterns/Special Collections a new collection called Fit For Petite has been added featuring all the Simplicity Patterns that include adjustments for petite sizing! Thank you Simplicity!
ConclusionI have finished the skirt projects that were in my stash. I will now proceed to make some tops! I have purchased the “Classic Tailored Shirt” online class from Craftsy.