I finished two versions of Simplicity 2451 prior to Christmas, one in denim and one in pink linen. I am not sure what to say about this pattern. It quite like this skirt though both versions are not perfect.
Sorry about the photos, I found this skirt impossible to photograph well.
I choose view D and made a size 14 which I then had to take in to accomodate the stretch of the denim. Even now I think the denim version is a bit big, but anyhow its quite comfy and I have worn it a few times. When I made the linen one I cut the pieces slightly smaller , and now its okay but a little tight and it probably sits a little higher than I am confortable with. The pink one was going to be my Christmas day skirt but my husband talked me out of it. The only change I made is that I cut the facings out of scraps of patchwork fabrics that coordinated so that they looked pretty, I also hand sewed the waistband facings down, as I really feel that this looks a lot neater than if I had machine sewed them down.
I also made another quick A-line skirt which is quite cute.. I’ll blog this one later. Before Christmas I also purchased a Bernina Invisible zipper foot. Best. Thing. Ever! The invisible zips in all the skirts are perfect and were so easy, I can’t believe it had taken me so long to get one.