made! Simplicity skirt that (nearly) everyone has

I thought this pattern would be a perfect match for this fabric when I saw Handmade Jane’s post. This is more fabric from deep stash, a Japanese textured cotton, quite heavy, almost feels like a barkcloth.

The pattern is Simplicity 2451 described, not very effusively on the packet, as a ‘skirt in 2 lengths.’

It is, but it is also a skirt with pockets (yay!), and 2 silhouettes, one a pencil shape the other with a pretty almost fluted hem. It is also on a yoke, making it both comfortable and flattering.

I chose the short length with fluted hem.
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I took this skirt along to a #CBR sewing meet. Every second sewist had used the pattern and had good reports.

Do you have a favourite skirt pattern?

I faced the yoke with a plain black, thinner fabric because I didn’t have enough of the main fabric. It did help reduce the bulk at the waist, that has to be a good thing 🙂wpid-20150921_173431.jpg


The pockets are neat.

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Worn here with my Alabama Chanin top, finally finished and on the blog soon.Barbara jane made Simplicity skirt 2451.jpg


Pattern: Simplicity 2451

Fabric: Japanese textured cotton from Tessuti. No longer available from Tessuti but there may still be some at Ruche Fabrics (in Lonnie). This is a new fabric store for me, I have yet to purchase but…

Modifications: None

What I like: the yoke and the pockets

Also see lovely Simplicity 2451 skirts by: Zo and Jean (although Jean was dissapointed in her 2, they look good) and Karen (Karen’s 4th ) and  Rachel.

Happy sewing xx











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