Simplicity 4044

Isn’t it the most gorgeous fabric ever? £5.50 per meter….bit more than I usually like to pay but couldn’t resist.

So this is the first pattern I’ve managed to complete with no help!

Using the simplicity pattern. Quite simple to cut out. I didn’t get confused with the cutting layout this time as I ignored it and did it how it looked right as it was quite logical. Stay stitched then put in darts and sewed the panels together.

Sewed the facing…which was a bit odd but quite straightforward. Sewed on the facing it wasn’t quite long enough one side but too long the other?

Took a bit of thought how to sew the facing on dip in the centre.

Sewed my first zip…did it all by hand. Prefer zips to buttons so much quicker.

Really Pleased. It shall now become one of my staple patterns….already planning how I can do it in other fabrics…although I may cut it shorter initially as it came up very long.

This is the skirt in full swing on the dancefloor at my first retro dance.

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