Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Skirt from Stash

One of my goals for  2015 is to make 20 clothing garments from the stash.
#1 is complete

I have had this navy glen plaid in the stash for at least 10 years.  It was purchased in a small cloth shop, Mary's, in Philadelphia, MS.  I purchased enough to make pants and a vest.  But, I decided to change that plan and a skirt was more appropriate at this time.

Pattern:  Simplicity 2451. 
Size:  12, following the measurements on the envelope and comparing to the ease measurements on the pattern.....sad to say that this was the correct size.  There is soooo much difference between RTW sizing and pattern sizing.
View:  B

I did not make a muslin.  I had enough material so that if this was a failure that I could not fit, I could always recut.  I worked very carefully to match the plaids at each seam.  Very time consuming but well worth the effort.
I did baste completely to fit.  Surprisingly it fit! I opened up necessary seams and finished them with the serger as I put it back together.  I lined the skirt with polyester lining. The zipper was very easy to set and match the yoke seam using the double sided wash-away tape.
Love the flare. 
Side View
 Hard to see the side pockets, but they are there.


The rounded yoke was very easy to work with and is very flattering.
I wore this to church on Sunday and it definitely will become a TNT. 
 I also like view "C".....will be giving it a try real soon.
A Success!!what a way to start 2015.


  1. Very nicely done and it looks great on you! I wish I was a size 12!!!

  2. What a lovely skirt - it looks wonderful. Congratulations!!
    Hope you reach your goal of 20 garments.

  3. Wow! I love how this skirt turned out :o) You had the perfect fabric in your stash for it and you matched the plaid up so nicely at the seams...really well done!

  4. The skirt looks great and I'm so impressed that you were able to match the plaid up at the seams and pockets!