A sweetheart skirt

Inspired by the paper bag skirt and easy paper bag skirts I recently made, I wanted to do another skirt (they are so easy compared to dresses!) with fullness at the hips, tapered down to the knees.  I pulled out Simplicity 2512, a Cynthia Rowley pattern I've had for a while.
Cute, right?  I made a variation on the skirts at the top, A and B, but I didn't want the bias tape finish on the top and hem.  I didn't have a perfect contrast fabric, and wanted a smooth finish, so I sewed the pieces right sides together (next time if I do this I will add 1/2" seam allowance to the top of the waistband when I cut), and finished the raw edges on the inside of the waistband.  Check it out!
Here it is with a bow...
And with a simple knot.
It's fun how the belt is attached at the center back, which keeps it in place nicely.
I made the skirt out of a nice piece of cotton twill that I got at Goodwill for probably $0.99.  I wouldn't have wanted to use anything any more lightweight, for a skirt and all.  It lays pretty well, too.  It's similar to the twill I used on the easy paper bag skirt, also.  Twill is a best friend for summer-fall bottomweights!

11 comments

  1. It's very cute indeed. And I love the colour of this skirt!

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  2. i love this! great color, love the style, and the fabric looks perfect. i especially like the little sweetheart top. great work!

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  3. I love how it turned out - it looks truly fabulous on you!!
    xoxox
    Carly
    www.chic-steals.com

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  4. My favorite part is the top of the waist...such a cute detail!

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  5. This is adorable!! I also love the color choice!

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  6. So nicely done Suzannah!

    <3, natasha
    http://poshxoxo.blogspot.com

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  7. LOVE this! I need to go look for this pattern; it's very close to one of my favorite skirts I've been trying to reproduce in other fabrics.

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  8. it looks so lovely!

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  9. This look fabulous! One of my absolutely favorites, great job!

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  10. That came out perfect, looks just like the picture!! I love the olive color.

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  11. This look brilliant!!! I have just made two of Cynthias dresses...might tackle the skirt next!

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