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Pattern Review: Simplicity 1370Who doesn't need a denim mini in their wardrobe? I do have this one here which I made a couple of years ago. However, a dark blue denim mini was just what I needed.
This is Simplicity 1370 and I decided to make the most uninteresting view. I sewed a 16 with no alterations to the fit. I sewed french seams as this skirt pattern is unlined and omitted the waistband. I used bias binding to finish the waist and hem. The only other change was to use an 8" zipper (I find the 7" zippers that they suggest too short), and I used an invisible zipper as I prefer the finish to a lapped zipper. If I were to make this again I would think about adding an inch or two to the length as it is quite short on me.
The fabric is left over from my vintage peplum dress. I bought 3 metres of stretch denim for only €10. It is so easy to sew with, if I am in Paris any time soon I am definitely going to purchase some more for my ever increasing fabric stash.
This is a nice basic mini skirt pattern and I'm sure that it would work in a range of different fabrics too. All in all it is keeper and a fab stash buster requiring only 80cm of fabric.
You can see my Pattern Review here.
I feel bad that in these snaps my head is blocking the Melbourne skyline so here is a scenic shot. These were taken on Ellwood Beach during a morning walk. It's going to be hard to go back to the cold UK and take photos outside...
Anyone else have any wardrobe basics on their 2015 sewing list?