Learning to sew: A '50s Simplicity skirt with sexy slits June 04, 2014 21:39 4 Comments

My fabulous linen. Guess what? It's an upholstery fabric!
      My fabulous linen. Guess what? It's an upholstery fabric!

 

 

I'm stitching the green version. Love the slits!
      I'm stitching the green version. Love the slits!

I've decided I must break my slothful habit of wearing yoga pants around the house (and to the grocery store, the library, El Patio.) Enough! Really.

So I am making skirts, knit tops and cool cotton dresses for the summer.

First up, this mauve linen print. The version with the sexy yet ladylike side slits. I worked on it one day last week, and it fits perfectly. Don't you beam when that happens? I do. I'm lining it in a pinky nude Ambiance, because who needs saggy linen butt drop? I plan to finish it this weekend. And I like it so much, I think I'll make another. Pictures to come once I've made the top. Doncha love the fabric and the pattern?