Hello Crafty Sisters and Brothers. I see you out there making all of those beautiful clothes and accessories for your home. I See You and I love it. I just hope I am inspiring someone in some way to just get out there and make your stuff. And if I am motivating anyone in any positive way, that would make me very very happy.
So, let’s get started on this Linen Series 2021 Part 3. Today’s linen piece is a ruffled wrap skirt that features a full ruffle all the way around and a tie on both sides. This is the skirt portion of Simplicity 8637. Simplicity 8637 I did not want to make the dress because I had planned to make a different linen dress for my Linen Series. I initially wanted to make a longer version of the wrap skirt I made previously but decided I wanted to make something a little different. Although I love a wrap skirt and would have loved this fabric in a maxi wrap skirt, I wanted to try something different. I posted the original wrap skirt on Facebook, when I first started posting my sewing makes. That was about a year ago.
This pattern is a dress pattern with 4 variations, for sleeves, skirts, and lengths. And maybe at some point, I will make the actual dress. However, this time, I only wanted the skirt portion of the dress. I made the skirt portion of C in a size 16. I added a waistband that was about a 4 inch strip, folded over, and attached to the entire skirt. I had to wing that part of it because, of course, this is not a skirt pattern. I think it turned out well enough. I also could have just connected the two fronts and added an elastic waistband. Either way would work. You have some liberty in this regard.
I really like the length of this skirt as well. Not a full length but longer than a midi. It is hitting in the right area. This skirt would be great with wedges, heels, or flats. You choose!
If I had to talk about what I did not like about the pattern, it would be hemming the ruffle. It was a beast. Like Wrigley’s gum, long-lasting. I thought I would never finish. But, lo, I finally finished, and then after adding the waistband, I had this really fab linen ruffled skirt in this gorgeous color and gorgeous linen fabric. I bought the fabric from Fabric Mart. Here is a link to the specific fabric I used. https://fabrics-store.com/fabrics/linen-fabric-IL019-sapphire-softened-middle. I have been using their linen for years and will continue to do so. I have never been disappointed.
Regarding fabric, this is a good opportunity for me to talk about linen fabric again. I recently ordered some linen fabric from a source other than my normal linen source listed earlier. I have never been so disappointed in a fabric purchase. It just sucks. I bought three pieces and I am speechless at the low quality, and it was not cheap. My advice when buying linen fabric, is when you find a good source, or any good fabric source, stick with it. And in this particular case, I will be hesitant to purchase linen online from this source again, no matter the description. I have purchased denim from them before, but never linen. The denim was great. The line, meh! Okay, I said it. Back to the skirt.
I like the options I have when wearing this skirt. I had some fabric leftover, so I made a tube top from the overflow linen. I can wear that with the skirt, as shown below, or I can wear it with some really cute pants or shorts. This skirt can be paired with a tank top, a t-shirt, a sleeveless button-down, or a cute blouse. Endless possibilities ladies!!!
That’s a wrap for now on Linen Series 2021 Part 3. I loved the color of this skirt, and the fit was perfect. Thank you for allowing me to share this Linen Ruffled Skirt with you. Leave a comment and please “Like” if you like. I love sewing, and I love sharing my projects with you. Also, if you have not subscribed yet, please consider doing so. You can subscribe below. Until next time, I will be making my life better, one project, and I hope you do the same.
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