Sunday, November 9, 2008

Simplicity 3794 - Navy & white skirt w/ elelet hem detail

Yes, I know I wrote I would be MIA for a month or so making Christmas pageant costumes, but I am having sewer's withdrawal so am working on a few items. I'm trying to keep it simple and easy for now. Check out this skirt:

It's high-waisted with a cute heart cut-in at the band. (Hard to see here. Scroll down for detailed shot.) This skirt has six princess seams creating a custom fit and lovely flare at the hem. The waist band is cut on the bias making it very comfortable to wear. I used an invisible zipper at the left side.

My favorite part is the eyelet trim peeking out from the bottom hem. It is sewn onto the lining. Boy, do these pantyhose make my legs look pasty or what?! I tell you, you never really know what you look like in something until you've seen a picture of yourself wearing it.

Here's the close-up of the waistband. This picture also shows you the navy lining.

Underskirt detail:

Here's the pattern envelope picture. I made view C, minus the front topstitching and belt loops.

I love this skirt so much, I've already bought fabric to make another one for spring/summer. It's this sweet pink taffeta with black embroidered polka dots. I'm planning to use a black tulle trim for the hem.

I'm currently working on a shirt from Burda WOF. I have picked out fabrics for many of the patterns from that magazine, but this is my first time tracing one out. Wish me luck!


  1. classy but sweet with the lace. :) not only is this a pretty and flattering design, i LOOOOVE THE FABRIC - LOVE IT! i just love swirls. :) the polka dots are super fun too.

  2. That came out great! Beautiful details on a seemingly simple skirt. Well done.

  3. As always, you do a meticulous job! The style & flare at the bottom reminds me of Simp. #5914, which I finished just recently. It doesn't have a waistband, & like yourself, I line everything whether it calls for it or not! I used french seams on the lining, (serged the fashion fabric), & although I'm over 50 I also enjoy the "flirty" feel of the flared hemline. I think I'll give this pattern a try; minus the trim, I'm too "mature" for that!! Great job. I look forward to your reviews.

  4. Cute skirt! As for BWOF, take your time, read the directions (they're not as bad as they seem), and you'll be fine! Don't forget to leave room around the pieces for the seam allowance when you trace! Good luck!

  5. So cute. I love the fabric choices. I wish I sewed much faster.

  6. What a beautiful skirt! You look terrific in it, it's really flattering on you! I love the hem detail and the heart shaped waistband, both beautiful details that make this skirt one of a kind!