In Sewing

Completed: Simplicity 2224

Well, it’s almost a Simplicity 2224. I’ve had this pattern in my stash forever, and seem to have lost every piece except the skirt front and side panel. I had to make my own waist band and pockets, but essentially it’s the same skirt as pictured.

The fabric I used has also been in my stash forever. It’s a linen/rayon blend from Joann Fabrics. I’m not sure why the rayon was added since it still wrinkles super easily, but it’s comfortable and I actually love the wrinkles! They make it look more like real linen 😉

I finished this skirt last week, but hadn’t gotten around to posting the photos yet. My bad.

I can’t take myself seriously when I try to pose…

There, that’s more like me! Stick mustache! This skirt is definitely awesome for frolicking and playing with sticks.

See! Who doesn’t love a good stick?! Yeah, yeah, I know. Simple minds = simple pleasures. Whatevs. I make my own fun!

I put the draw string in the back because it thought it was more cute that way, but it’s totally reversible if I ever decide otherwise.

Ho hum la dee da. Just a girl floppin’ around in a handmade skirt. No big deal.

In other news: Next week I’m super excited to be sitting in on a “Start your own Small Business” seminar!! That’s right! This past year I’ve been kinda testing the handmade waters by selling a few things on Etsy, and at a local craft fair. I wanted to take is suuuuper slow and not let myself get overwhelmed or burnt out. But now I’m ready to do this small business thing full force, you guys! I’m getting my LLC, re-branding a teeny tiny bit, learning how to write a business plan, hiring a professional to re-design my website, the whole nine yards. I’m sticking with smaller accessories for now, but in the future I’d love to make clothing as well. I added a little newsletter sign up in my side bar, so feel free to add yourself to the list if you’d like to stay up to date on that whole process! I’m going to hold off on all my promised tutorials until the new site launches. I want it to be awesome and worth the wait!

Next up for Sew Colette: The Macaron Dress!

Stay tuned!

  • Ooo I love those pants! I may have to pin those myself! Yeah, I bet you could make a very similar pair with this pattern. If you decided to give it a try, I’d love to see!

  • Do you think I could kind of re create these ( ) pants with this pattern?

  • Sky Turtle

    Oh, I like those pockets! And the colour :>

  • what a lovely skirt, it looks comfy and great for the current heat.

  • Amanda Russell

    very cute! love that colour! 🙂

  • You’re so pretty! And I love the skirt 🙂

  • Suzy Marie

    Congratulations on starting a new business 🙂 And good luck, I’m sure you’ll do superbly!

  • Miss Crayola Creepy

    You’re a model! And I want your glasses!

    • Aww shucks 🙂 My glasses are Ray Ban’s from LensCrafters

  • Oh, so exciting about your business! Can’t wait to hear more!

    • Me too!! I’ll definitely keep you posted 🙂

  • Maddie964

    i love the skirt! You’re so right..simple minds = simple pleasures.
    Congrats on starting an LLC. I know your business will be great! I’ll buy your clothes 🙂

  • Lauren

    Oh man, how exciting about your business!!! I’m totally going to stalk, er, follow along 🙂

  • sallieforrer

    Yay! Cute skirt – and thats so exciting about your business! I can’t wait to watch it grow and blossom! Best of luck to you at such an exciting time.

    • Aww thank you! I’m really excited to get started 🙂

  • Cute skirt!! Good luck with your business plans. Sounds super exciting!!
    BTW my Pug likes a good stick too!

    • Thank you! Lucille picks up sticks once in a while, but then she spits them right out because she doesn’t like the taste! haha!

  • Lynn

    cute skirt!

  • Robin

    Super cute skirt, I love it! Good luck with your business! 🙂

  • Stick moustache!!! Congratulation on your new business plans! 🙂 Count on me for support!

    • Thank you, thank you! I’ve been doing research on shipping to Canada 😉

  • MarrieB

    That’s exciting news – best of luck with your official business endeavor! Sounds like you’re setting yourself up for success by taking the time to plan it out. And cute skirt too, btw!

  • I agree, the skirt is a great color! Good luck with the business launch! Sounds really exciting!

  • Lizzy

    Wow that’s fantastic! Good for you!
    And I love the colour of that skirt!