Friday, September 4, 2015

Simplicity 2226 in linen

I needed a simple little palate cleanser before addressing the wrinkley-butt pants.

Enter Simplicity 2226.  Simple little gathered skirt with pockets and yoke waist? Yes, please.  I've actually made this once before.  Since that one had turned out too big originally and needed alteration, I just cut this one a size smaller.  Perfection!

 This version hits just above my knee, while my original was mid-knee.  I think I prefer this length.

The fabric is 100% linen from JoAnn's  (similar to this, but darker) that has been patiently waiting to become a skirt for several months.

Oh, shame on me for not wanting to go out to JoAnns and get a brown invisible zipper.  When you're in the zone, though, you just want to finish it up, and I had white on hand!  I wonder if a little permanent marker could make that look better.

I was actually killing two birds with one stone and photographing the skirt and the little shawl, but I'll talk about that another day.


  1. Very cute! It has a totally different look from the last time you made it! I like the shorter length here, but I do think the longer length with the cropped top was cute on the earlier version.

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I think I'm down on the other one because I have memories of it being too big, so I think of it as kind of frumpy. I need to wear that one more!

  2. Use nail polish to cover the zipper tab. I only buy 22" white invisible zips, then color the tab when finished. Renita

    1. I've heard the nail polish tip. I think it's genius! I don't think i have any brown nail polish, though. I thought black permanent marker might be close enough. I haven't done it yet, though. :-)


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