Cheetahs Never Prosper
…but they do occasionally get made into skirts. After I made the jeans here, I had a yard and a half of the material left. I had a pretty good idea of the silhouette I wanted to use, and the best fit for it was Simplicity 2451:
I think it came out pretty well, although the cream poly blend I used for the pocket and waistband lining was a bit flimsy and hard to wrangle. Also, the only zip I had that didn’t stick out like a sore thumb was cream, but after putting it together, I think I should have used black. Oh well, here it is:
Aren’t you glad to see something other than my bathroom? Guys, meet my living room. Living room, these are the guys. Oh, and before I forget:
While I’m happy with the way this turned out, the pattern is going straight to the donation pile. Both straight and tulip skirts don’t really suit my shape, in part because I have no high hip. You’ll notice in the front picture that the sides have a few odd ripples; these are not in the skirt seam but in the way it fits my body. My hip is too straight and my legs too curvy to make this a comfortable style for me. I’ve also decided that life is too short (and my pattern drawers too full) to hold on to a less-than-pleasing pattern. So while I’ll wear this skirt, I won’t make another one like it.