What’s this? I’m updating on a Wednesday? What is this? Never fear though, I’m simply updating a day early for the holiday of Thanksgiving here in the States. My parents are here visiting, so I wanted to get this out early while I could!
Here it is though, at long last, Simplicity 3688! Even though it’s a touch too big, I love this skirt and it will definitely be made again. It is very swingy, with a great A-line shape that’s pretty subtle. My only complaint is that I keep shutting it in the car door when I’m not paying attention.
I have been trying to churn out this skirt for a while, but I am very happy to have it done. It was a style and color that I desperately needed in my wardrobe.
The weather has taken a turn for the colder lately, so I’m in full warm clothing mode. Sweaters and knee-high socks with layers underneath to keep me toasty have been the order of the last few days. I love to tie everything together with a belt, to keep bulk down and define my waist!
Fabric: Some mystery woven from an estate sale. Polyester perhaps?
Pattern: Simplicity 3688 view B
Year: Recent Reissue
Notions: One button and a zipper, which I had on hand.
How historically accurate is it? Probably not very. The fabric is a mystery and the zipper was plastic
Any tricky parts to the pattern? No super easy!
Did you change anything? I omitted the top-stitching because I was in a hurry.
Time to complete: Only a few hours
First worn: 2 weeks ago? to work
Total cost: ~$3 the fabric was $5 and I only used half, plus the zipper.
Notes: I would love to make a matching suit jacket from the pattern in the future!
Skirt: Simplicity 3688 memade
Belt: Warehouse sale
Brooch: Magpie’s Art and Salvage