Sunday, March 4, 2012

Simplicity 2003 ... and my new "SewSimple" Obsession

For a long time, Walmart was the only place to satisfy my sewing retail therapy.  I found the "Sew Simple" patterns that they sell for 97 cents and went crazy... I must have at least 15 of them in my to-do bin.  They're quick, easy and great wardrobe staples.

Lately, I've been venturing to Hancock to buy fabric or ordering from, but I had some orange cotton in my stash and decided that it was time to use it up!  I thought that it was just perfect for Simplicity 2003.

This skirt was a blast to make.   I lined it because my material was thin and I omitted the tie in the front.  I prefer the way the softer, light weight material lays for this skirt.  It will be perfect for our hot South Carolina summer weather.

This was my first time lining anything and it took me a long time to get the zipper right.  I'm so pleased with the way that it turned out though.  I used the glue stick set method and it looks really clean and neat.

I definitely plan to make this skirt again!  Be sure to check the sizing... I generally wear a pattern size 6 in skirts and a 10 in this pattern fit me perfectly.  I love the length of this skirt.  I'm very tall and it's long enough to wear to work.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. What a great skirt - the fall of it on you is great. Good call to omit the front tie. Anyway, just discovered your blog, and now off to have a peak around at your other creations....

  2. Thank you so much! I'm pretty new at all of this, but having so much fun!

  3. This looks great! Learned about your blog after reading your review of the Cynthia Rowley tunic. I'm making a sleeveless one for summer. Do you mind me asking what's your RTW size? I know there's vanity sizing, and I don't want things tight, but I can't get it clear in my head that my usual size XS/0 needs to make a size 8 tunic! I'll submit to the pattern, but wondered about the difference.