Yesterday when I showed you my new Simple Knit Pencil Skirt and Union St. Tee, I forgot to tell you the back story. Originally I had planned a much different outfit for the Skirt-A-Thon! So today I’m sharing what really happened.
My first plan was to sew the pencil skirt and pair it with a hoodie for fall. Because I had the perfect french terry fabric in my stash that I’d ordered a few months ago. And so I ordered the coordinating skirt fabric and got started sewing the hoodie while I was waiting for it to arrive.
Of course it’s the Halifax Hoodie pattern from Hey June Patterns. Last year I made myself one from athletic fabric, Aria made one for her 4H project, and I made and gifted one to my sister (not blogged.) It’s probably our favorite layering hoodie pattern. I used a white metal zipper, and white parachute cording, and they are the small details that make the difference on this hoodie.
The french terry fabric is from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. It is one of their in house designs from summer. While it’s not currently being printed, this one and this one are other floral french terry designs that would be dreamy in a hoodie! I absolutely adore everything about this hoodie, and am at a loss for words to explain how much I love it!
For my fellow tall seamstresses, I lengthened the body and sleeves by 1” at the hem. That’s it! And this time I lined the hood. It’s an option in the pattern, and I’m really excited with the peak of smoky mint inside.
So what’s the story on the skirt? Well, when my fabric arrived, it turned out I hit the jackpot (which means it was close enough to the end of the bolt that I got everything that was left.) and received 2.25 yards instead of the 1 yard that I ordered for the pencil skirt. It’s Fabric.com Designer Fabric by Art Gallery Fabrics in their new Aloe Mist solid knit. It’s just as soft as the rest of their knit fabrics, and the perfect shade of mint for fall!
So my plans changed because now I had enough to make a maxi skirt instead of a pencil skirt! That’s okay though because Simple Simon and Co. just happen to have a Simple Maxi Skirt Pattern. And it’s just as easy and fast to whip up as their pencil skirt. It also has a super comfortable 2” exposed elastic waistband. For my tall sewing friends, I only had to lengthen the pattern by 3” to attain this perfect just-brushing-the-floor-but-not-dragging-on-it length. I made the size small, and was able to get the whole skirt (and the lining for the hood) out of the 2.25 yards because it doesn’t have a directional print.
It was a good change of plans, don’t you think? Alright, enough sewing for me. For now. Because fall sewing really is my favorite season to sew! Leave me a comment below, have your plans ever changed when your fabric arrived?
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