Friday, 18 April 2014

Simplicity 5776

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!

9 comments:

  1. I was eyeing this pattern up on Etsy recently! Thought it looked like a great staple skirt pattern to have in the stash, and I'm more confident about that now having seen your finished skirt - nice work! And that fabric looks lovely and soft!

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  2. The pattern is great I would really recommend it. The waistband was easy to attach with lots of notches for easy matching. The closure is a small zip with a hook and eye above. Oddly I didn't think twice about putting the zip in, whereas normally I avoid a pattern if it has zips or buttons.

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    1. That's a good endorsement, must search it out again! :)

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  3. Lovely skirt. I have a few vintage skirt patterns from the same era, 4 and 8 gore that I am wanting to make up very soon. Perfect wardrobe staples

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  4. Sounds like a great wardrobe staple - I'm sure you'll get loads of wear out of it!

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    1. Thank you, next version already cut out and ready to go!

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  5. Looks like a great, useful, comfy skirt, which is probably the best kind of thing to sew. I bet you wear it loads (good reason to keep going with the wine and chicks too! :))

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    1. Ha ha, giving up on the wine and chocs is on my to do list, but rather far down!

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