Tuesday 27 August 2013

Simplicity 2413 floral skirt

Remember this fabric? This was the main ingredient for my picnic dress! I had some leftover, and it seemed like the perfect choice for Project Runway 2413, which is a pattern that I've had for a little while now. 
It's a timeless pattern, with pleated skirt in different lengths and various optional details. I made view B, knee length, with a waist band, and pockets! 
It was simple to put together, but at the same time I found adding pockets next to the invisible zipper rather intriguing. I cut a size 4, but that turned out to be a bit tight when I measured up the pleated waistline. Of course I don't have a 22 inch waist (!), but usually I find that size 4 Simplicity works quite well for me, leaving not a lot of ease, so naturally I cut it without thinking. So here's my warning for anyone who is thinking about trying this pattern - I think it runs a little small (contains less ease) compared to your usual Simplicity sizing, so do measure the pattern before cutting if you can! It wasn't too much of an issue for me, as it was easy enough to reduce the depth of the pleats to increase the waist size.   
I was pretty pleased to have squeezed this little project in before autumn arrives, and I'll look forward to wearing it on our holiday to the Cote d'Azur next week! Yippee! 

Before I head off though, a quick spoiler alert for the second blogiversary giveaway, which will go live this Sunday. Until then, my dear readers, I hope you all have a lovely week!


  1. Cute skirt and good to use that lovely fabric again!

    1. Thank you! I just can't get over how summery and "happy" it is!

  2. I love this skirt. You make such beautiful things. Do you buy the fabric for the pattern or do you keep a massive stash at home? Just a small question, as I am going shopping soon & cannot wait to look on City Road for some pretty fabrics. :) Thank you


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