The “Bits of Blue” Skirt
I knew I had enough of this leftover rayon fabric for a project of some sort, I just never knew exactly what to do with it. That is, until I needed some blue fabric to complete a challenge!
The first skirt pattern I pulled out was perfect, unfortunately, I did not have enough yardage. I guess some things are just not meant to be.
So I came back to an oldie but a goodie. This is now my third version of Simplicity 4044, and I have to say it will be getting a whole lot of wear, just like the other two.
Now, the pattern says that this particular skirt requires almost two yards of 60” fabric, but from prior experience, I know that it is drafted as a mid-calf length skirt. I ended up shortening the pattern pieces by 4 inches! Also, the fact that nothing is cut on the fold makes it possible to use strangely shaped fabric leftovers.
Although the weather will probably send this one to the back of the closet pretty soon, I just know I will be wearing it a ton next year! And the only thing I needed to purchase was a zipper. Super thrifty project success!
• The Facts
⁃ Fabric: Rayon remnant from this dress
⁃ Pattern: Simplicity 4044
⁃ Year: 1940s
⁃ Notions: Zipper; Hook & Eye
⁃ Time to complete: Weekend
⁃ First worn: September 18, 2012
⁃ Wear again? Yes!
⁃ Total price: ~ $2.00