Friday, 29 June 2012

FO: Stripey skirt, Simplicity 5564

AKA my 'homage' to Melizza's stripey Ginger.
Well, I started this skirt at the beginning of May, with high hopes that I would get it finished before the end of May, and be able to wear it for MMM12.  However, lack of interfacing, getting distracted by a Lydia top and finishing my Burda trousers and life in general, prevented this from happening.

As mentioned in my previous post,  I used a now out of print pattern (Simplicity 5564),

with the addition of pockets (from Simplicity 2451) a bit of fiddling and some ricrac(!).

I was debating whether to line it or not - I decided against it in the end, although if I want to extend its seasonal wear I'll have to make a slip.  I wore it for the first time on Saturday, with flesh colour fishnets (which I hope look better than they sound!) and even with these, my skirt was creeping up my legs.

So on to the photos:

An approximation of how I wore it on Saturday:

How I wore it the other day, shopping and school sports day:

Another combination:

Some details, the pockets and waistband:

the invisible zip:

matching stripes:

I love this skirt! I made it on a whim, and it is everything I wanted it to be, practical, comfortable (apart from the hook 'n' eye that needs to be reattached somehow) and stripey. Plus it will go with a number of my RTW tops.  Thanks for for the inspriation Melizza!


  1. Great job on those stripes! I really love your skirt! Oh! Your invisible zipper and the rick rack are awesome too!

  2. The stripe matching is perfect. What a versatile skirt and I do like the idea of flesh coloured fishnets.

  3. It looks awesome! Perfect stripe matching. The ric-rac was such a great touch. I hope you get as much wear of it as I do mine :)

  4. It's so pretty - I love the matching stripes and ricrac. I can imagine you will get a lot of wear out of it.

  5. Beautiful skirt. The details and stripe placement are so well done. Cool pockets too!

  6. LOVE this skirt, it's amazing! xx