Behold! Another Simplicity 2343. Trust me, folks, when you find a skirt pattern that miraculously gives you a flat stomach and is comfortable to wear all day, it’s hard to do anything else. I believe I now have what is known in the sewing blogosphere (yes, there is such a thing) as a “TNT” pattern – tried and tested. The great thing about having TNT patterns is that you can then change them to add cool new design elements, while being assured that the basic pattern will always fit you. Result!
So, this time, I used some delicious Nani Iro Japanese herringbone linen that I bought from the lovely Seattle based Dry Goods Design. It’s hard to see, but it’s a herringbone pattern, in what looks like fountain pen scratches. It has a great border print which is just like a brush-stroke of ink, so I decide to attempt to be clever and use it in the design.
And lined it in the same silk. I’ve since found a better skirt lining tutorial on a Fashionable Stitch which I’ll use next time to get a better result. However, this isn’t bad! After one wear, the lining was pulling a bit on the back seam, so I interfaced it and re-sewed, and now it appears to be standing up well.