Well, here it is!
This skirt is a Cynthia Rowley Simplicity pattern – S2215. I was after a cute skirt pattern and this seemed to fit the bill.
The fabric is from fabric.com. It’s a Cynthia Rowley/Michael Miller print that I just loved the second I saw it. I’ll admit, the main reason I chose the Cynthia Rowley pattern from my stash was because I was using Cynthia Rowley fabric. I’m lame enough that the matching appealed to me.
I’m fairly certain I did all the pleats around the wrong way, not that it matters. I also had some trouble putting in a pocket and invisible zip on the same seam line. The instructions just didn’t work for me and I couldn’t figure it out myself. In the end I gave up and took the pocket out. It’s a bit of a mess on the inside, but at least it works from the outside. Busy prints hide a multitude of sins!
This means I only have one pocket. I don’t really put things in it, just my hands, which is weird because it makes me feel all lopsided only having one. I feel strangely off-kilter. I should probably just sew the remaining pocket up, but it’s unlikely I’ll ever get around to it.
It’s a fairly cute skirt. I love the fabric, but I’m not quite sold on the pleats – I think they make me look a bit chunkier around the middle than I’d like. Even though I wear this one, I won’t be making another. I think I prefer gathering and circle skirts, so I’ll probably lean more towards those styles for full skirts in the future. Plus, I sold this pattern when I moved house.
Fabric: 1.5m at $10/m = $15
Pattern: $5 on sale
Pocket lining: scraps, free
Button: stash, free.