Another Maxi and Simplicity 1366

The blog-a-thon continues tonight with a couple of items.

First a maxi skirt.

I’ve only recently become a maxi skirt lover and now have three on rotation in my work wardrobe. They are just so easy to wear. Feminine, but completely practical for school. This one also requires no ironing as it’s made with ITY knit.

The fabric is absolutely stunning! I purchased it during the school holidays from Pitt Trading. It was one of those shopping trips with all three kids where I bribe them to sit in the corner for 15 minutes while I race around the shop to gather together anything that catches my eye, then stop at the golden arches on the way home as a reward for being compliant and kind to me! It was one many awesome remnants available on the day and was only $10 for about 1.2m. Bargain!

To make the skirt I guessed the shaping, keeping it narrower at the waist and flaring out through the back seam (the only seam) to the skirt hem, all while trying to keep the print aligned. I’m pretty happy with my pattern matching. When wearing the skirt you can hardly tell that the back motif is much larger than the front one as the fabric folds in on itself making it appear almost identical to the front.

To wear with this skirt, I made another Simplicity 1366 in burnt orange double knit which was also from Pitt Trading. I really like this top, but prefer this skirt with my black version of this pattern.

I think I’ve now caught up on my blogging of finished items. I still have at least one more for Adele, but it requires further photography which may take time 🙂

I’m out most of the weekend for girly catch ups and weddings, so probably won’t get to my sewing machine. But I hope you all have a cozy weekend in your sewing cave creating a masterpiece!!

Till next week!