Pattern Review Simplicity 2414: One Hour Skirt, Two Yards of Fabric
Make this easy beginner pattern from Simplicity in one hour with two yards of fabric or less. The nice thing about it is that even if you're making the biggest size (size 24), it only takes two yards of fabric. Many skirts take 4-5 yards, which can get expensive, so it's nice to see a skirt that can be made relatively cheaply. Note that the one hour time estimate does not include cutting out the fabric.
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Making Simplicity 2414
I made two of the longer skirt (view D), and it took me about two hours per skirt, but I think it is doable in an hour. In terms of sewing, it's all straight lines and gathering, nothing tricky. I serged all of my seams, so that added a bit of time.
Then you can serge or "serge" over the extra fabric and gathering stitches.
I used my serger to create a rolled hem on the bottom of the skirt with Maxi-lock Swirl variegated serger thread. I really like how this turned out.
Here are a couple shots of the finished skirt:
I used this wonderful William Morris fabric for the second skirt: Moda's William Morris Earthly Paradise Fabric
I bought two yards and had plenty left over, so even if you make a mistake, you should have plenty of fabric to cut an extra piece or two.
Here's how it looks after sewing each layer together and gathering the bottom two layers.
This is where I was after an hour of sewing, so you could easily make the shorter skirt (view E) in an hour.
The finished product: