Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Simplicity 2475

I got a great blouse from Old Navy for my birthday. It has sweet little red butterflies all over it. I knew it would look great with a red pencil skirt.



To make it, I pulled out my go-to pencil skirt pattern, Simplicity 2475. I used it before to make a yellow pencil skirt:

That yellow skirt was the first clothing item I'd made from a pattern in nearly a decade.  It was rather nice as I made my red one this time around to see the improvements I've made in my sewing skills.  The first time around I was frustrated by the pattern-ese language in the directions.  The second time?  I tossed the instructions aside entirely and did it my own way.  :)

It's pretty simple, but that's the point with a pencil skirt, no?  It does have cute kick-pleats in the back to jazz it up a little.  I really like them.




I capped off the outfit with some cute off-white heels and had a cute springy outfit for church this week. Now if spring would actually come...



6 comments:

Sharon said...

Looks great! And I love how well it goes with the blouse.

Kathleen said...

and you looked beautiful!

Jenni said...

Super cute!

Just Jaime said...

Great skirt! I want to make my own pencil skirt too! Thanks for sharing that pattern!

We're just starting a new link up party and if you're interested we'd love to have you join in: http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/02/wayward-weekend-week-5.html

hellomomo said...

Love your skirt! :-)

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

These skirts are almost as cute as you! Thank you so much for sharing this on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. Please do come back again next Friday.

Warmly, Michelle

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