Monday, July 11, 2011

Handmade Summer Skirt Number One

I have always wanted to make a wardrobe of skirts and this year I finally did it! I like wearing skirts to work in the summer because they're cool, breezy and comfortable. I pair them with tees or tank tops and always with a cardigan since my office is air-conditioned and a bit chilly.

To make my skirts I used two different patterns, Simplicity 2224 {I made mine without the pockets and drawstrings} and Simplicity 2606. I got the patterns on sale at JoAnn Fabrics at the beginning of the summer for only $1 each! I wear a plus size; I was concerned about the skirts not fitting right, but they fit perfectly! I liked pattern 2606 the best and made most of the skirts out of that. The patterns were both pretty easy and didn't take too much time at all. The 2606 pattern was a bit more complicated than 2224 because it has pleats and the hem is in two pieces, but it was still pretty easy.

I made 10 skirts! And because I mixed and matched tops, I was able to create a total of 14 outfits from the 10 skirts!  Summer wardrobe, complete!



Skirt Number One! 

I made this skirt out of Simplicity Pattern 2606 using a lightweight pink gingham in two tones. This skirt is the lightest of all of them I made and is nice to wear on hot summer days!


I paired it with a bright pink cardi, white tank top and one of my favorite metal enamel pins!




18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love these skirts! I look forward to making my own. And you gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! That's it! I'm inspired to purchase a sewing machine!

Anonymous said...

Love this skirt very cute. I have a Joanne fabic c
oupon will be going there tomorrow. I like the gingham and looks great in 2 colors. Thanks for a great idea.

Anonymous said...

So inspiring! Love your summer skirts (and everything you matched them with)! (You are so pretty, too!) Thanks for the inspiration!

Kenya said...

Cute! Maybe you should make my summer shirts. I don't know how to sew. How easy is it to do? yasme@aol.com

Mary said...

These skirts are so cute and you look great in all of them! Just curious about the cotton fabric, did the skirts need to be ironed, and did you have to wear a slip underneath? I want to make a few of these myself!

Anonymous said...

These skirts are absolutely adorable and you look so beautiful in them! Thank you for sharing!

Denise said...

Very cute....all of them. You look great in them and you should be very proud of yourself. : )

Melanie said...

Any chance you could share your pattern??

Wendy said...

I'm so flattered that my skirts are getting so much attention via Pinterest! Thank you for the interest and the compliments. As mentioned in the post, I used Simplicity patterns for the skirts. I'm not sure if the patterns can still be purchase or not. I made these skirts in May and June of 2011.

cc said...

I just wanted to say how cute each skirt is and how cute you look in each one of them! I hope to accomplish just one:-) thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

You really did a great job. The last skirt with the white shirt and pink shrug really flatters you well!

Anonymous said...

Your skirts are so fun!! I love them!! Thanks so much for the inspiration. =)) I love all the looks you created, you look simply darling!!

~MrsLena (found your blog via Pinterest, feel free to search me on there)

Anonymous said...

hi there i found your skirts onpinterest and they have inspired me to make someof my own...plus size. almost finished the first one and i have fabric for mumber 2.they are even out of the pattern 2606 at fabric land here in canada. from melanie

Anonymous said...

You have inspired me to fire up my sewing machine! Have you thought about making some of them reversible?

Arizona_Angie@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I find it really difficult to understand the pattern, same as you said. could you perhaps do a tutorial for these skirts because they are really nice and my mum as well as myself would love to make them :)
thanks

Anonymous said...

You're skirts are so cute. I love that you modeled each of them and some with multiple tops. I"m clueless about fashion....I see patterns I would like to make skirts with but all I can think of is....oh a white top will match that....so thank you for helping me see variety!

Floreando, que es gerundio said...

I see you in Pinterest, and I love your job. Thanks for share it. Greetings

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