Saturday, June 29, 2013

Maxi Skirt - Simplicity 1782

I finished another skirt, using this pattern.

According to my measurements, I should need a size 18, so that's what I cut, but it was quite a bit too big through the waist.   The finished length listed for this skirt is 38", but this is only allowing for a 5/8" hem.  Next time I will cut it a little longer as I prefer a deeper hem allowance.   Also, it would probably look better using an invisible zipper.  The only change I made was to stitch up  the slit.


I used a poly-blend "linen" look fabric.  It is very thin and almost see-through.  I will definitely need to wear a slip with it.  It was a good choice for this pattern. I don't know how long I've had it, but it most likely came from Joann Fabrics.  I had 2 yards and that's what it took for this skirt.  It was easy to sew, but ravels a lot.  And it wrinkles, but not excessively.

Since it's so loose and full, it should be cool during the hot summer.  The color seems to go with a lot of different tops I already have. Plus, it suits my casual lifestyle.

Making this skirt meets some self-imposed summer sewing rules: fabric is from stash; it's a solid color basic that can mix & match with items I already own; and it will get me out of the rut of wearing pants all the time. 


  1. A perfect skirt to float about your beautiful veranda. As if you have that kind of free time ;-)

  2. Hi Beverly - the pant rut - know it well:) But pants do protect legs. I like this though - and you have built in all the essential basics - practical, easy care, goes with lots of things.

  3. I like this skirt. It looks very good on you.A great look for summer entertaining or lounging.

  4. Hello Beverly,
    I was looking for information about this pattern on the web... Can you tell me if the skirt (=below the yoke) is a rectangle, or if it's curved, and wider at the bottom than at the hip ? Thanks !
    - Elisabeth

    1. Elisabeth, The skirt has a front/back center panel that is a rectangle & is straight across at the top. It is gathered into the yoke(s). The side panels are slightly curved at the top and are 3" wider at the bottom (hem) than the top (waist). HTH

    2. Thanks Beverly !


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