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One Last Winter Skirt

Plaid skirt with red flowers sewn by Skirt Fixation

Plaid skirt with red flowers sewn by Skirt FixationToday we have one final winter skirt tutorial for you! Because it’s finally warming up. I drafted this skirt myself, with a lot of math and sweat and so on, but you could probably use Simplicity 5524  to make a similar skirt.

Plaid skirt with red flowers sewn by Skirt FixationI made an 8 paneled skirt, where the panels widened at the bottom for a gentle flair. I picked this lightweight wool fabric out of my stash. There is a side zipper. I didn’t worry about pattern matching because I really wanted to different panels to show!  Then I decided it was too plain and needed a little splash of something fun to pick me up out of the winter doldrums.

Plaid skirt with red flowers sewn by Skirt Fixation

Enter some red, double fold bias trim, folded (pretty much) evenly to create a pleated hem. Almost there! Then I decided 2 red flowers would be just the ticket, and traced some onto Wonder Under.

Then, I carefully cut out around the flowers, ironed them onto the skirt, and added a little top stitching for extra security.

Plaid skirt with red flowers sewn by Skirt FixationNow that’s how you make a skirt pop! I paired this skirt with a plain black button up, but it could easily be dressed down with a tee also.

Plaid skirt with red flowers sewn by Skirt FixationWhat did you do to make it through the last of winter? Did it involve sewing?

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