Hot! 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


Laura Mae

Laura Mae adores sewing and knitting, mostly vintage or vintage-inspired patterns. She hopes to inspire others to create lovely and lasting garments that speak of a past era and yet remain timeless and elegant.


Comments are closed.

  1. Really lovely. I bet you get loads of wear from it.

  2. You are always so elegant : ) I’m going to have to give this pattern a look since my puppies just ate one of my favorites… I also love the sweater and purple shoes, so pretty!

  3. Very cute skirt and top too. I like the fact that the pattern is 4 panels. That is definitely a good way to use up those pretty pieces we have in our stash on the perfect skirt.

  4. Thanks so much for the advice about how much fabric is needed for this skirt, I’ve had this pattern for a while and not tackled it yet waiting for the perfect material…perhaps I should look at my smaller cuts too.