Monday, April 25, 2011

Lisette Market Skirt Pattern from Simplicity 2211

Gibson of Oliver +S! I love her designs for children and I enjoy reading through her patterns because they are filled with helpful tips. These Simplicity adult patterns are no different. There are tips throughout, illustrations are clear and with her new line of Lisette fabrics to choose from you can’t go wrong. This fabric is chambray, it is a basic fabric that looks great with anything!
The only trouble I had, was trying to figure out which size to cut out. In the stores I go to the petite section and usually buy a size 8. Size charts on patterns can be different from sizes in the department stores, so I measured my waist 28”and hips 38”, size 14. I cut out the size 14 and followed through until I had to sew the front to the back and realized it was to large! I cut off 1.5” of the sides and continued. I guess this is a lesson learned you should always make a muslin first.
I took the scraps and made this princess bag. You can wear it over the shoulder or as a wristlet. It has leather trim to protect the bottom of the bag and I made a matching key fob.
If you are looking for more about the Lisette patterns there is a Sew Along going on now!
Chris from Pickup Some Creativity and Gwen from Gwenny Penny are hosting a 
Portfolio Dress Sew Along starting April 25!
Happy Stitching!

1 comment:

Zoe said...

I happened upon your blog from Love your projects. The skirt is so beautiful- may have to check out some of these patterns- I am wanting to start making clothing again!