Sunday, June 24, 2012

Simplicity 2226–Leopard Linen

Yes, after all the bag/purse/tote sewing, I do remember how to sew garments!
Kaitlyn and I picked up some leopard linen for Meredith and I thought it would be perfect made into a skirt. I pulled out Simplicity 2226 for the skirt, made here and reviewed here, The first time it was too big for Meredith, thank goodness for the tie, that helped the skirt fit around her waist.
Since that last skirt, Meredith has lost some weight, due to track and a very busy summer schedule. With that in mind, I went down two sizes.  This change made the skirt fit perfectly.
Front view:
Simplicity 2226 leopard
Pocket:
pocket
back Simp 2226
*******************************************************************************Since I have quit my job in April, I have become very busy sewing for others.  Anywhere from bags to embroidery to altering equestrian vests.  It has been perfect and I am enjoying all the various projects.  So now, I am back to the sewing room for an embroidery job.

13 comments:

  1. So cute!! As soon I saw this, I wanted to go down to my sewing room and make a leopard print skirt. Love it!

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  2. Cute skirt! I'm sure Meredith will enjoy wearing it!

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  3. I haven't worn leopard print in such a long time. It really is a great pattern isn't it? Your skirt is inspiring me to whip something up!

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  4. What a fun skirt. It looks so good accented with the red belt too!

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  5. Great little summer skirt for your daughter! Love it paired with the red belt.

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  6. A very cute skirt. The red belt is a great style addition.

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  7. Cool! I made this same pattern several weeks ago but haven't gotten a blog post written yet. Isn't it a great pattern?!

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  8. Great skirt! I love that fabric.

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  9. That skirt looks terrific with the red belt. Isn't it great to have some extra time for sewing? And you are taking advantage of it.

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  10. Love the skirt, and the belt is perfect with it!

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  11. The belt is a perfect match for the skirt.

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  12. Anonymous10:14 PM

    I love that fabric--I have it too! I am going to sew a skirt as well so I'm happy to see that it made up so cute. While I was home last week on my "staycation", I was so happy sewing. Coincidentally I listened to your old podcast on Sewing for Your Health. Sounds like the extra time at the machine has done you--and others--a lot of good!

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  13. Cute skirt, Lori. I love it with that red belt...
    very snappy!

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