I am a bit of a skinny Minny ... normally! But sadly, my tummy has lately expanded to the extent that I don't fit my old skirts very well. Time to bite the bullet and make something larger! I found this pattern in my Mum's sewing box, which is odd considering she is slimmer than me.
This is Simplicity 5776 - looks rather smart. 60s/70s?
With only two main pattern pieces, the pattern promises and delivers on being easy cut, easy sew. Here's the close up:
Seeing as I don't know how long I'll be keeping the wine- and chocolate-induced bulge, I thought I'd use up remnants of old fabric rather than buying new.
Great posing, Lou! It looks like I've just been goosed! Anyway, this is my rather wearable muslin. The fabric is a nice thick double-knit jersey, and because it has some stretch, it is so comfy I could wear it all the time.
The shape and the size are flattering and comfortable; though it isn't quite as short as I thought it would be. I see a few more of these being sewn up very soon, as I think these will be my entry for "Sewing Double" (this month's category for the The Monthly Stitch). That way, I'll complete a challenge and have skirts I can breathe in - everyone's a winner!