September 14, 2011
You've Heard it Existed
Almost immediately after getting the Simplicity skirt to fit one of the first variations I made was to make it a button front skirt. It took nearly the entire month of July to make this skirt and it was honestly months in the planning. I found the blue buttons at Sew Expo at the end of February, then bought the white denim in Portland when I meet Mary.
I cut the skirt out on July 4th, but then realized the fabric has more stretch then I anticipated and it was a bit sheer. So - I prewashed some white muslin I had in the cupboards and slowly starting hand stitching each denim piece to the muslin and then used the denim as the pattern piece.
I had also made a red and white knit tee to wear with this, but the neckline stretched out too much while I was sewing it - even though I stabilized it. When it didn't recover in the wash it immediately went into the round file.
Instead I wore a black, white and red tee that I made a couple years ago from a Vogue pattern.