Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pattern Musings: Simplicity 2215

Next up on the roster: Simplicity 2215, the newest Cynthia Rowley pattern. I love every part of this pattern - the dress, shirt, and skirt. However, for my first 2215 project I'm going to be practical and make up something that's missing from my wardrobe. Namely, a denim skirt. I go through denim skirts like the cast of Psych goes through pineapples. My current go-to incarnation is a pencil skirt I bought from GAP in 2008. What used to be indigo is now a blah blue. It's time for a change.

The inspiration for this came from the Champs-Élysées skirt currently on sale at Talbots. It's a full-skirted denim skirt that makes me feel all swoony inside. Is there anything more romantic and summery than a full skirt? Making it up in a denim is a wonderful modern twist on a Grace Kelly classic. I am so, so excited about making this skirt. If it works out, you can expect a lot more of these. I'm thinking a whole slew of them in cheery sherbet-colored poplins.

Edit: Want to see the finished skirt? Check out my finished project post!


  1. Looking forward to seeing your skirt, i love this pattern!

  2. I just love your blog. You have such excellent and classic fashion sense!

  3. Alexandra, isn't this pattern wonderful? I swear, Cynthia Rowley designs the best home sewing patterns ever - everything is so on trend and cute!

  4. Hi SewDarnLucky! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog! I'm so glad you like it. :D It's so reassuring to know other people out there like the classic side of fashion as much as I do.