Simplicity 2229 was initially purchased for the jacket and after taking a closer look realized that the skirt would be perfect for the Bottoms Up challenge.
S2229 consists of jacket, pants, & skirt. The skirt is a faux wrap, bandless skirt, with a side zipper & fully lined. The fabric is a linen, rayon & lycra blend, in a lavender-grey.
The instructions were clear and the assembly easy being that there are only 2 pieces. The pattern instructions call for cutting the back with a center back seam, but opted to cut it on the fold. I used extra wide double fold bias tape for the waist, the zipper was machine stitched and the lining was attached to the zipper by hand. Since the pattern was purchased mainly for the jacket I went with the 16-24. The skirt's final measurements were too big by 2" waist wise & hip wise and removed 2" from it and shortened by 1".
To ensure the lining did not roll to the fashion fabric side I did edge stitching. I didn't have coordinating thread and opted for a charcoal grey, despite it appearing lighter in the pic... thinking the flash is the cause. I have since added the hook & eye, which is always a nuisance to attach, but as we know, it's a necessary evil....lol
The skirt was a joy to sew and offered quick gratification.
The skirt is still a bit too big and sits low on my waist. However, the skirt wore well and will definitely remove another inch for a closer fit on the next one. The weather was quite chilly this morning... 45 degrees and was perfect for a pullover sweater & boots.
Hoping all are having a Great Week and preparing for A Beautiful Mother's Day.