Saturday, June 16, 2012

Simplicity 2416 - Yellow tiered maxi skirt

Unless you're new around here, you probably know that I love all things yellow. For some reason though, I don't have much of it in my closet. I buy lots of yellow fabrics, but then don't make them up because I'm afraid of making a mistake. However, I've now decided to put an end to this silly behavior! This stretch linen/cotton blend is a recent purchase from Fashionfabricsclub.com that I got for a different pattern and then realized I'd bought 3 yards of it by mistake. I could either make that other dress and have over a yard left over, or I could make this skirt up and have tiny scraps left over. And boy did I have to squeeze the pattern pieces onto my 3 yards. (The envelope called for 3 5/8 yards.)


I tried out the maxi skirt trend with this dress and liked it so much I wanted a skirt as well. This pattern has been in my stash for years and is still in print if you are interested. Because of the way the pieces are cut, it's fitted through the hips and very full around the hem. I also really like the side seams.


On this side the skirt meets in peaks. On the other side the horizontal lines are unbroken.


This is a straight size 10. I added 1.5" to the top of the waist in order to use a more substantial 1" elastic and make a small ruffle along the top.


This was a fun pattern to make up. I plan to make the shorter version sometime as well.



38 comments:

  1. Pretty, Amanda! I could totally see this skirt in a silk--the drape would be fantastic.

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  2. Very pretty. So cheerful in yellow.

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  3. Wow great skirt! I love how it hugs the hips then flares at the bottom. I also love the colour! I'm another fan of yellow but I rarely wear it. The colour suits me (a lot) but somehow I feel self conscious when wearing yellow. Your skirt is a great solution to this.

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  4. Awesome skirt! I'm so glad you used this pattern :) I have it in my stash as well and keep meaning to use it. It looks so cute on you!

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  5. Cute lines on this skirt. I love your yellow, but it would also make a great hippie skirt in a rainbow of colours.

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  6. Love the color, love the skirt. It looks great on you.

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  7. Great skirt Amanda, lovely lines, beautiful colour and the fit is perfect!

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  8. Lovely! I'm exactly the same way with yellow fabric - it's my favorite color too, and nice yellow fabric is so hard to find so I hoard it! You've inspired me to sew some up now :)

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  9. This is a nice skirt...on you. I didn't realize it had such a nice little detail on the sideseam. The color is brilliant.

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  10. Love, love, love!
    Yellow is my favorite color; you wear it so well. I love the lines of this skirt, the fitted the flared look. Perfect skirt.

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  11. This is very pretty! The lines/seaming keeps it interesting, and the color is gorgeous. A perfect summer skirt!

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  12. Lovely. The shape reminds me of a skirt from Jigsaw (in the UK) I used to own

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  13. Fun colour and pattern. You will enjoy wearing it!!

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  14. Oh, I love this! This looks beautiful on you. Well done!

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  15. That is a really cute skirt. You nailed it. Love yellow.

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  16. That's a really cute skirt!!

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  17. Really pretty, you should sew up more yellow, it looks so pretty on you!

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  18. lovely summer skirt - I have a similar pattern, so I am glad to see it made up.

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  19. Love everything about your skirt, the style, the color and how it looks on you. Great job.

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  20. Great details in this skirt! I love long flowing skirts like this for summer and the yellow color is so cheerful!

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  21. Love your yellow skirt and what a great pattern - a full maxi without extra bulk at the hips/waist.

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  22. wow, that's cool. That yellow looks so fresh with the white top.

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  23. You've really mastered this pattern and look fabulous in it.

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  24. Super pretty sexy skirt. Love it in yellow. Just looks like fun to wear!

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  25. I love maxiskirts. And yours is gorgeous!

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  26. Pretty Amanda and I L*VE the YELLOW :)

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  27. Wow, this is lovely. I've seen this pattern in the book but was reluctant to try it. It looks amazing! LOVE the yellow!

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  28. This looks like the perfect summer skirt, both the style & the colour. Nice job matching all those seams too!

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  29. Lovely! You did a fabulous job matching the layers at the side seam. This has such nice flow.

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  30. Amada, una falda muy bonita y muy fresquita. Me encanta, coses fenomenal.
    Besitos

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  31. This is fabulous! I love the seaming, and the smoothness of the line over the waist and top of the hips - I think I'll have to look this pattern up! (oh and I love yellow too).

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  32. I love it!! Looks fabulous on you.

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  33. Out of all your projects... I think this one is my favorite. I've been following you for a couple years, just reading and enjoying. =) Anyway, I bought this pattern today. I've seen it many times in shopping but never noticed the detail so, thanks for giving it a whirl. You'll so enjoy sewing for your little girl as she grows. The bug kicked in for me over the last year with my daughter (my first)and I now have a second girl on the way due in August. I can't wait to get back to sewing for my pre-pregnant size! Fall is my favorite. She'll be out just in time! Thanks again for sharing this one. I too have a lot of yellow in my stash...

    ~Dawn

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  34. Oh, I just love that skirt! I love the way we can bring bright colors into our wardrobe in so many ways...even if we wouldn't normally wear them around our face! I think I summer maxi is the perfect way to play with fun colors and patterns that we don't normally do. It's very cute, Amanda!

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  35. What an excellent skirt!! Yellow is a great colour choice!

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  36. What a fun skirt to wear this summer! Looks great on you

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