Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Simplicity 2416 Lace Skirt

This is my first item for the Stash Sew Along.

I made view "D" the long, "wrap around" look skirt. 

I usually use a size 16, but due to the type of fabric I was using, I went up a size.  Mine's also 3 inches longer due to the way I did the waistband and the lace added to the bottom.  I like the longer length.

I wore the skirt today and while I like it, I don't love it.  The picture on the front of the pattern looks fuller and drappier (is that real word?).  Mine is more of an a-line.

The fabrics I used are a black lightweight lace and a natural color gauzy fabric for the lining.

The only fit alteration I made was to add a 1" wedge to the center back at the hip line.  I do this so the back hem will hang even with the front.

The selvage of the lace had a scalloped edge that I liked.  So I cut it off and reattached it the hem of the skirt and the flap.

Here you can see the waistband.  The pattern instructions are to fold down the top and stitch a casing for the elastic.  I don't really like that method.  Instead I used a piece of sturdy black knit, folded it in half and attached to the top of the skirt waistline; then inserted the elastic. I think it's more comfortable and looks better.


  1. Your skirt looks lovely and what a great way to style some lace fabric from your stash.

  2. I didn't notice the flap (overlay) at first. I like it even more.

  3. Perfect fabric choice for this pattern - I think it looks great on you...J

  4. Lovely skirt.
    Great pattern too. I would love to see the swirl skirt made up.

  5. I agree, a separate waistband is a better look and finish than fold over and sew.

    The skirt looks lovely but I can understand your disappointment - you are right, the pattern does give the impression that the skirt is more drapey and flarey. It is still beautiful though, and sometimes after the initial disappointment wears off becomes a liked garment in it's own right.

  6. I'm sorry that you don't love it because it is stunning. I rather like the a-line look on you. The black knit waistline is very attractive too!


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