Skirt bonanza - StyleArc and Simplicity

Monday, June 16, 2014

Getting dressed for work each day has become something of a challenge.  In previous years my go to winter outfit was a ponte dress; they're comfy, it's quick to get dressed in the morning and they sew up quickly too.  But I think I've had too much of a good thing because this year I'm only reaching for my ponte dresses as a last resort.  Time for a few separates.



These latest makes are all pattern repeats.  First up is StyleArc's Ursula knit pencil skirt.  This time around I left off the side panels - they don't add any additional shaping and I didn't want to break up the awesome fabric from Tessuti.  I've included a close up of the fabric to show you the texture - it's amazing and as soon as I saw it I had visions of the Ursula pattern running through my head.  I'd love to make a raglan sleeve top to use up the leftover fabric.


I've also reused Simplicity 6107, this time to make a basic black pencil skirt in a wool blend and an animal print brocade.  Excuse the wrinkles - photos were taken after a long day of work.  No changes from last time, but I've found a great tutorial on Maria Denmark which addresses the tummy issue so I'll try that in the future.




Very utilitarian sewing, but much needed and I've already worn all three skirts several times.  Now I just need to sew myself some interesting new tops because my good old RTW merino ones look and feel a bit boring!

11 comments:

Debbie Iles said...

Love that top black skirt. Gorgeous fabric!

Nakisha said...

Love all of them!! Especially the animal print!

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Marie said...

They all look great. Look forward to seeing your tops.

Emma said...

Love them all, great work pieces! Does the Ursula come with pieces for the front and back only and no side panels - or did you just alter the pattern yourself?

Emma said...

Btw, is the tessuti fabric still available, it looks fantastic!

Sharon said...

The Tessuti fabric is amazing and all three skirts will be work horses in your wardrobe!

velosewer said...

These all look stylish.