Thursday 20 August 2015

Re-make of Simplicity 2315 Skirt (with Modifications)

In a previous blog post, entitled Faux Snake Skin Skirt: Simplicity 2315, I wrote about having sewn a pencil skirt from the Simplicity 2315 sewing pattern.  This is one of my favorite skirts.  I wear it all the time, which is why I've decided to re-make the pattern.

My inspiration for wanting to re-make Simplicity 2315 is a linen blouse I purchased from Joe Fresh that I think will look great with a pencil skirt.  I bought the blouse because I instantly fell in love with the dragonfly print and the flouncy sleeves.  Back in college, when I was a fashion design student, I would often draw flouncy sleeves on sketches of summer dresses and blouses.

I have a few meters of a vibrant blue cotton sitting in reserve on my fabric shelf for just such an occasion.  The blue in the skirt really brings out the small hints of blue in the dragonfly pattern.

For this project, I will be making view A and eliminating the tabs.  The waistband of the skirt will be covered by the blouse when I wear it, so I felt that it wasn't necessary to include any extra embellishment there.  An additional change I am making is that I've decided to shorten the length by 2.5".

I will post pictures of the skirt upon completion.

Simplicity Pattern 2315
This is the fabric I will be using for the skirt

Joe Fresh summer blouse that I bought

Note the flouncy sleeves

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