One semi-ongoing project for the last few months has been finding just the right skirt silhouette for some of the lovely print fabrics I have found (some very 1940-ish).
I have favored Simplicity 4236 for a long time ( I can make the slim one practically in my sleep). I wanted to try something that was closer to a trumpet silhouette, but not quite that.
My next stop was Simplicity 4044. A circa 1942-3 pattern for jacket, pants & skirt. Patternreview.com had some good reviews for this, so I gave it a try. I made the first skirt out of Kona (love Kona), in a nice yellow that happened to match the skirt on the envelope. The “dip” in the front of the waist was a great touch, but even better, the silhouette was great!
I turned right around & made it again, this time in a intense aqua-green, and omitted the dip, and also doubled up on the interfacing on the waist. Perfect!! Great with a crisp white shirt.
Except…just not quite what I wanted for prints. So the quest continues.
Since the summery prints can wait, I am trying to finish up McCall’s 3341 up. This is for some great flannels that I got last year. After watching The Hour on BBC America, I wanted some of those classic plaid narrow skirts from the early 50’s. Perfect with a little black sweater. We’ll see…