I bought this fabric just because I liked it, and my original plan was to make a Chinese style shirt out of it.  It’s a rich brocade from Joann Fabrics, and when I saw this Simplicity pattern my intention shifted to this skirt.  I laid out the pieces and realized I, of course, was a yard short.  They still had the fabric at Joann, so I was saved.


The skirt flew together in no time, and I’m delighted with the outcome.  My inspiration was the skirts they have at Chic Wish.  I’m working on a black top to go with the skirt and I hope to have it ready to reveal next Sunday.

I only took a couple of pictures of the skirt in process.



Written by sewsanityblog

I'm a mom to five, a wife to one and love sewing. I learned when I was a little girl but returned to it in full force in the last couple of years. The process of creating things keeps me sane. I set a lofty goal for myself, one project a week for a year. I'm four months in and it's awesome. I'm amazed at how much I've learned and improved. Set a goal to learn something new and devote weekly time to it. You will be amazed at the results.


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