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New Look 6874 Paired w/ New Look 6270

New Look 6874: Misses Skirt, Lined Jacket and Knit Top


After making the jacket, I decided to use the remaining 1-1/2yd of the black lightweight denim fabric to make a skirt.  I've made several skirts in the past, but never a pencil skirt and thought a pencil skirt would work well with the jacket instead of an A-line skirt.  Sorted through my patterns and decided on NL6874 and I have fallen head over heels for the skirt pattern. 
I was initially befuddled by the pockets in that the instructions directed me to pin front yoke and pocket section to pocket facing... ?&^?.  However, I quickly regained my composure after sifting through the various skirts I'd purchased at the Loft and found one very similar to the pattern and at that point was able to comprehend the instructions for the pocket application.  From there it was smooth sailing.

 
I fully lined the skirt using Sharon's technique for using the pocket yoke to make the lining.  After completing the skirt I started looking at the other garments in NL6874 and decided I would like to work up the jacket from that as well as another skirt, so off to look for fabric to pair with the pattern.



Until then, Happy Stitching.

30 comments:

alethia said...

Girllllll, you look greatttttttttt

Dei said...

Oh look at your with a complete ensemble! Go on girl. That looks great! Nice to have RTW to refer to. Makes life easier.

Lori said...

Great looking skirt and outfit.

Sewtellme said...

How cute are you!

Sue said...

Fabulous outfit!

NuJoi said...

Very cute. Love the fit.

Lina said...

Great outfit!!!

Tanya said...

Corporate chic, work it! Love your hair.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love the photo of you at the copy machine! The suit is beautiful and you are really progressing with your sewing...can't wait to see the next version!

Opal said...

Looking good...Sheila, that is a nice work outfit....

Cas... said...

Looks great! You're on a roll!

NGLaLALa said...

Oh very nice! You look grea!

Joyce in NC said...

A great corporate ready outfit. You look great in your suit.

robin said...

It looks very nice! I like pencil skirts, especially with a stretch woven fabric. I've seen that type of pocket application on the Simplicity Amazing Fit pants and it befuddled me too! My husband had to show me how it worked, as he is much better with 3-D thinking than I am. But once I got it, it made sense (like you said.)

Victoria said...

You look great in this outfit! You sure know how to make professional "office-wear" very chic and trendy:)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

WOW, your outfit looks amazing!

I love "the look"....perfect!

Faye Lewis said...

That looks sooooo good! You did a fantastic job. Nice and professional.

Adrienne said...

You look superb!

Shari said...

Oh I love it! Looks great on you.

Sheila said...

Thank You for the beautiful compliments!!

I like to call it my relax chic suit. It passed my wearability criteria with very little, if any wrinkling, I was able to do my usual office aerobics of bending to pick up files, reach those placed too high documents without fearing seams would burst, sit at my desk and not feel restricted, eat lunch and not worry about my skirt band feeling too tight... well you get the idea...lol

@ Dei: I really would like to make more suits to cut back on buying rtw garments, but it was helpful to refer to them.

@ Tanya: Thanks... I cut my hair a month ago and totally loving the hassle free mornings.

@ Robin: I really like the look of the pencil skirt and can see more in my sewing future.

Susan said...

Lovin it. Work it, work it!

gwensews said...

Thank you for chatting with me on my blog. I will read through your posts very soon. I'm glad to get to know you.

Gail said...

Great look - I'm planning winter corporate at the moment, so might may you the ultimate complement of copying.

Lynda said...

Loving the new hair do!!

Mary Sarah said...

Awesome! You look great!

Handmade said...

Love it!

Kathi said...

What a great outfit!! It looks so professional!

kemisicrafts said...

Nice look! I just bought a Singer Tradition and was wondering if you could suggest a beginner pattern for me.

Sheila said...

@ Kemiscraft: Congrats on your new sewing machine. As for easy patterns I would suggest trying Buttericks See & Sew patterns. Looking forward to your sewing adventures.

Cennetta said...

The Sheila Designs "Real Life" action photos are great. Professional and chic all at the same time.