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DIY Floral Skirt Simplicity 8019

Happy Monday! I hope you’re food coma from Easter has gone down by now. I am eating lots of salad today lol.

So I had my work cut out for me with this project. Not because it was difficult or anything, img_7257but because the fabric was gifted and I had to make something that was really worth it. My Grandma recently went to an event that is pretty much a fabric shopping trip for free. All the founders ask is for a donation to keep the lights on. Apparently this couple takes unwanted fabric off of the hands of manufacturers, wholesalers, etc. and “gives” it away versus it ending up in the landfill or being damaged (most of the time this means burned) out.

Well (no offense Grandma, love you!) the fabric wasn’t necessarily ideal. It was stiff, and I could tell it would be hard to work with so I wanted to do a midi skirt since they are relatively easy and would show off the floral print. I remembered I had this vintage Simplicity skirt pattern, and thought it would be great for the job. I quickly learned that the fabric sent to me was not for apparel at all. It did a number on my machine!! But I plowed through, and came out with this beauty. Plus, this print is better suited on me and not someone’s drapes, chair cushions, or ottoman. LOL!

I’m so glad this skirt has a retro feel. It reminds me of my Grandma’s day even though I could be way off with what she actually used to wear haha! I’ve seen pictures from her party days, and whoa! cool hot mom alert!! I’m certainly doing her justice by using what I had on hand to complete the look. I used mismatch buttons to also give a “can’t buy this in stores” vibe or maybe I didn’t have enough matching buttons I will never tell!

I will be getting tons of wear out of this. Chambray shirts, tees, you name it, it goes with this outfit. Also, these Schutz ghillie tie shoes were the perfect modern twist on an otherwise vintage look. Enjoy your week!


21 thoughts on “DIY Floral Skirt Simplicity 8019”

  1. Your Grandma gave you a big shout-out on the Wearable Art board on FB today…she is so proud of you! You’re doing a great job, I love seeing young people Sewing…it fills my heart with such joy( plus I love the shoes!) I love what shoes you wear but I’m a comfort shoe person wearing mostly Clark’s, Merrill, Orthaheel, and want some Alegrias.

  2. Love it, you just motivated me to get started. Could I ask if you find the waistband too short as most review mentioned it’s somehow too short or just match the width? and also how did you go by choosing your size? my waist and hip measurements giving me different sizes to cut and I am so confused.
    Many thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Crystal, I think I did lengthen my waistband a little on this project but it was so long ago that I’m not 100% sure. Sorry! Simplicity explains how to grade between sizes right on their pattern tissue, so I would start with your waist measurement and grade out to your hip measurements. And I always go by the finished garment measurements printed on the tissue as well. I hope this helps! If not, shoot me an email!

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