Saturday, July 18, 2015

A Summer Maxi gored skirt - Simplicity 5914

I made a maxi skirt for this summer! It's not the most practical for running after 2 young kids but I do like the look of it. I had this light turquoise blue linen cotton blend fabric in my stash for almost 10 years. I knew that a straight or pencil shape wouldn't fit my shape that well so I used a stash gored skirt pattern - Simplicity 5914. I have used this pattern before a few times but only the short skirt version (see here).

I used size 12 which is my usual for the skirts/pants for the big 5 pattern companies. I bounded the waist edge with a which bias tape. I didn't line it because the fabric has a good weight and not translucent.


I never wear my trousers/skirts with the top tucked in. So this is how I was wearing it this morning:


It's wonderfully flowy and drapey but I can only wear it when I'm out with hubby to chase after the 2 kids. I can dress it up or down with different tops and accessories. I have always liked this shape of skirts on me so I will definitely sew with this pattern again. Highly recommended!

My review of this pattern is here.

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful skirt. It looks so nice on you. Very summery but will work into fall too. Great job!
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    Bonnie

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! I do plan to make this long skirt again with a Autumn/Winter fabric later. It's a great pattern for sure!

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  2. It is very cute and love the color!

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    1. Thanks SewCraftyChemist! It's one of those really satisfying sewing project - easy, quick and universally flattering. The pattern is definitely a keeper!

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    1. Thanks Linda. This is one of my favourite summer colours!

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  4. It's gorgeous - I agree, Maxi skirts are lovely, but so impractical when busy doing things.

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    1. Thanks Sarah Liz! I agree with you and that's why I can only wear it on the weekend when Hubby can run after the kids! ;-)

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    1. Thanks Hana Velvet Ribbon! I love the colour and the style of the skirt too.

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  6. Lovely skirt and perfect color.

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