Simplicity 9267 from 1971

by Mkonieczki on March 21, 2014 · 3 comments

in 1970s,Skirts,Vintage Sewing

It’s been a while since we last spoke. Truth is, I haven’t been doing a lot of sewing. Who knew that moving house would be such a time consuming task? Not me. That’s for sure. After my routine is broken, I have a hard time getting myself back into rhythm, and the things I was in the habit of doing become difficult to find motivation to do. After a few months of slacking, I couldn’t handle any more daydreaming about sewing. I needed to start. I dug out the most basic project I could think to sew. Simplicity 9267 from 1971 is a basic skirt pattern with timeless, classic design.

I used our extended winter as an opportunity to play with my favorite textile, wool. A skirt pattern like Simplicity 9267 is a fantastic canvas for improvisation. I wanted my skirt to be a basic wardrobe piece with a little bit of interest. I added faux leather trim to the pattern pieces using a zig-zag stitch and created a chevron design over the hips.  I wrote a bit more explanation and posted some additional photos on my blog.
This project was exactly what I needed to get back into the swing of things. I’m thrilled to be sewing again and setting my sights on spring. I’ll see you again soon!

XOXO,

Michelle

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manicpop11 March 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Love this!

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Draped in Cloudlets March 22, 2014 at 6:13 am

So pretty – love the trim and the pattern of the fabric!

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Jordan March 27, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Can totally sympathize with the moving thing! I also love the trim on this skirt, really gives it a 70s vibe.

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