Friday, January 20, 2017

Simplicity 8019 Skirt in Corduroy

Here is a simple little skirt to help ease you into the weekend!  This is Simplicity 8019.  The envelope says it is a "Vintage 70s skirt" but I think it looks totally modern for 2017.  The shape is a bit fuller at the hem than a standard A-line skirt, but it isn't a full-on trumpet skirt shape either.  It is basically my perfect skirt shape.


I made my skirt in a floral corduroy fabric from JoAnn fabrics (it isn't on the website now, though).  I also used this fabric to make an adorable dress for one of my nieces for Christmas.  Unfortunately, I did a truly terrible job of documenting my Christmas sewing this year.  The best I can do is direct you to this image from Instagram (the dress on the left!).


I think this skirt turned out great in the lightweight corduroy.  It would also be nice in a lighter-weight cotton.  I could even see this cut without the button-front and a simple side zip.  Lots of options with this simple, flattering shape.  I see more in my future.


If I remember correctly, I cut the knee-length version (not the shortest) and ended up cutting off a few inches when I tried it on.  I found the buttons in my stash. I think I had bought them years ago, from JoAnn as well, for some other project.


This is a truly versatile skirt.  I have worn it with tights and without, with a simple tee and with different sweaters.  It won't work in the summer, but sometimes I need a new winter skirt, too.


15 comments:

  1. Happy New Year!

    Lovely skirt with the perfect amount of swish

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  2. I really like this skirt. It has just the right amount of fullness to be flippy, but it doesn't add to the fullness of your hips. Perfect!

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  3. very nice, you will get a lot of wear from this

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  4. Love it! It really is perfect on you!

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  5. It's really cute! I like the new haircut too.

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    1. Thanks! I think it's almost time for a trim. I can't keep track.

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  6. That is such a cute skirt! Love it!!!

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  7. Super skirt, it's such a great shape, I much prefer it to an a-line skirt, I trend I've struggle to get on board with. I need to see if I can get this pattern here in the UK.

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    1. I am sure you can order it online if nothing else, Lynsey. The cost might be nuts, though, when you factor in shipping. :-/

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  8. So I have kept the email from this post in my in-box forever so I could look for this pattern when I caught simplicity on sale, and today was finally the day!

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