Saturday, June 15, 2013

Simplicity 4221 Linen Skirt

This is another item for my summer wardrobe.  An ivory color linen skirt. 

This is the pattern I used.

Made according to the pattern, the skirt would be about 32" long, but I wanted a longer skirt so I added 1-1/2" at the bottom, 1-1/2"  at center & also added a separate waistband.  My skirt is 36" long.   The width at lower edge is approximately 76".   Since my fabric is a little heavier than the recommended fabrics, I decided to trim a little off the front and back center seam to make the skirt more of an A-line.  I made a size 18 (finished hip measurement 46" ).  This is a very simple and quick project as there is only pattern piece that you cut 4 times. 

I used 2 yards of a linen blend from my stash.  I used up the entire piece, which is a good thing as I hate having leftovers that are too small to be useful.   I've had this fabric for several years and really like it.

Looking at this picture, I can see that this top is too long to wear with this skirt.

I like how this skirt turned out.  It's a simple, basic that I will probably wear a lot this summer.


  1. I love your linen skirt.. The color is just perfect for mixing and matching with different tops.. SO pretty. Happy sewing.

  2. You are right about the top length - the first top looks about right :). It will be a useful skirt - as you mentioned on my blog, we actually wear basic garments most of the time. You live in lovely surroundings - the longer length will stop your legs getting scratched (one of the problems of shorter skirts in summer, I find :))

  3. I love your skirt. You can wear it w/ many different things.

  4. That skirt and top are a lovely combination. Wonderful colors, and the proportions are perfect!


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