People speak of their TNT patterns often. I haven’t sewn long enough to have lots to choose from, but for now Simplicity 2226 seems to be it. Plus, I think I like to sew from the same pattern multiple times. The second and third time through are so much quicker. I love this pattern for the pockets the gathering in the front and back and especially the chance to accessorize with skinny belts.
First, my most worn version:
This has been such a versatile skirt and has seen a lot of wear all summer. Its a mustard linen-look fabric. The color seems to complement half the tops in my closet. Plus, like I said…belts! It is such a simple skirt, but I always get compliments and have been asked several times where I got it, which is fun because that is the only question to which I’ll confess, “I made it!”
Second, a maxi version:
This is a silky fabric from JoAnn that I thought was so beautiful and muted in color. I saw this whole outfit in my head and bought shirt, shoes, and belt with this in mind, so it was definitely not allowed to become an unfinished project.
A better shot of the fabric:
And in reverse order, the first version I sewed from this pattern:
Already donated! I guess that answers the question of whether I am overly attached to the things that I make. I don’t seem to have a problem moving on if its something I don’t like or isn’t made well. This one was a rayon print from Joann. I got sucked in by a better quality fiber than I usually find there, but just didn’t love the print once it was sewn up and, being my first version, it came out a bit big with poor finishing. I’ve started a denim version that can take the #3 spot, instead.
In all versions I removed some of the fullness from the gathers both in the front and the back. After I finish the denim skirt, I think its time to move on to another skirt pattern.