Friday, March 12, 2010

March Challenge #4..........Simplicity 2475

Still doing my Simplicity 2475 skirt pattern was used for the pencil skirt, but I must warn this pattern runs so huge, although I knew about this earlier because I read the review on PR, I just love the style and I thought I could make it work, I am glad I did because it's so flattering on me....wink. I chopped off a total of 4" on the waist i.e 2" on each side and about 0.5" on the hip.

Because I knew before hand, I didn't do any wedge alteration on the back piece like I normally would, but I folded out 0.5"on the front piece and tappered to nothing on the sides like I showed in my previous post.

I fully lined the skirt by folding out the pleats on both back and back side pieces to make the lining shown below.

I am really getting "gooder" inserting invisible zipper
Lining pattern pieces

Fabric: Suiting fabric from fabricland, it has a little bit of spandex to it

Pattern Description: Amazing Fit - sewing pattern skirts. Misses'/miss petite skirt sewing pattern in two lengths with individual pieces given for slim, average, and curvy fit.

Pattern Sizing:  16-24.. I cut size 16 curvy

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?:  Nope mine is curvier.....

Were the instructions easy to follow: Very easy and even shows how to fit the skirt on the sides. I didn't actually follow it because I have made yoked skirt before.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Like I said, addition, I attached the lining to the yoke facing

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the style. This is actually my first pencil skirt ever made. My dislike is the too much ease....

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, just be prepared to work with the unnecessary ease

Conclusion: Great style , and nice skirt for work or casual.....

Now to the next project...You all have a lovely Weekend....




  1. Wow, you are on a roll. Keep it up!

  2. That is so very nice especially with that pink blouse.

  3. Great job. I always think of patterns as--a suggestion, a starting place. It's up to each person to put their particular brand to every pattern.

  4. I'm glad I read this . I have this pattern and will probably make it for DD. Strange that it would run so big!!!

  5. Thanks for the skirt info! Looking forward to what's next.....

  6. I like the skirt. Glad you could make it work and wearable! It is good to read PR reviews prior to making a pattern.

  7. Your skirt looks great. Matter of fact I have the pattern & fabric cut and marked. Thanks for the info the the unnecessary ease.

  8. Great skirt!!! And thanks for the heads up about the skirt running so big...I will definitely take that into account!

  9. Love the skirt. If you get any "gooder" at putting in invisible zippers, you aren't going to be able to find them to zip and unzip!

  10. I bought this pattern yesterday. Thanks for your review. I can't wait to start on it today.