Simplicity 2451 Fail

I attempted another version of Simplicity 2451, but I totally failed with the fabric.  The fabric was a stiff cotton before washing.  After washing it was a wrinkled mess.  Any wrinkles did not seem to want to be pressed out.  Just moving in the skirt made it wrinkle.  It wrinkles worst than any linen I have ever seen!

Anyway, here is the evidence.



To top it all off, it’s not even very flattering. Boo.  I might still wear it. bwahahaha.  Why right?

I am also still seeing some weirdness like extra pooling in the swayback area.  I’ll get it right soon.

Anyway, I tried a kick pleat instead of a vent.  I always feel self conscious in skirts with vents.


Burda 2007 09 #116 – Tulip Skirt

Burda 2007 09 #116.  I really liked the tulip shape and wasn’t about to let the serger beat me!  I made the largest size, 44, but it felt a little snug around the fullest part of my butt, but I added too much.  I’ll get it right next time.  I want a lot of these.  They are comfy and have pockets.  Woo hoo!

I think I somehow made the center pleat the wrong way.  Hahaha.  Whatever.

Ignore the bumps and bruises on my legs.  I fell off the treadmill.  Luckily, I only got bumps and bruises and managed to continue jogging a few minutes after I fell.  Long story short, I tripped on too long shoe laces.  Yes, that is how I bought the shoe, with laces that were too long.

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Skirt – Simplicity 2451

A cute skirt with pleats.  I made the size 14

Slightly pigeon toed, ugh, not on purpose.


It felt a little big.  So I decided to make it a little smaller.  The size fell between a 12 and 14 and it was almost perfect, except in the back.  I have a little pooling above the butt.  It has been corrected for the next version.



I really like the skirt.  I think I will make more.