Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lisette Market Skirt Muslin

On Sunday I stitched up the muslin for the Lisette Market skirt (Simplicity 2211).  I took a chance and sewed the size 12, even though it called for measurements that were a little smaller than mine.  I checked out the finished garment measurements and figured the smaller size would look better, but it actually turned out a little bit too tight.  Hence, why I had Nick hold up the muslin rather than taking a picture with it on.  There was no way I could model it without also modeling my undies.

  Lisette Market Skirt

I left off the waist stay and the tabs that attach to the waist since they didn't affect the fitting of the skirt.  There are two pleats in the front and two pleats in the back of the skirt.  It sits about an inch below the waist.

It was really easy and quick to put together—I was able to sew it up in less than an hour, not counting the time it took me to cut out the pattern pieces.  Hopefully I'll have another skirt to wear to work after next weekend!


  1. Ooh, I like that style! Looks like something you will wear all the time! What kind of fabric are you planning to use?

  2. Thanks! I have this Anna Maria Horner cotton print (http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=f631d183-8e55-4682-a4c5-496a4a21476d) that I originally was going to use for a Crescent Skirt, but that design didn't turn out to be very flattering on me! The bad news is that I totally spaced and forgot that I needed to match up the print when cutting out the pattern pieces! The seams are a little off but I don't think so much that I want to rip apart what I've sewn and recut the pieces. Is this insanely lazy or what?!

  3. I also have this one on my list of things to make for this fall and my fabric is all lined up and ready to go. I can't wait to see what cute fabric you pick, and thanks for the tip re. the sizing (I'll be making a muslin for sure!).

  4. Ok, I was honest with myself and admitted that I couldn't not match up the large print of the fabric, so I scrapped my first attempt at this skirt and moved onto a black/gray fabric that I had in my stash. Hopefully it will get finished this weekend!


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