Summer Uniform

19 Jun

A few years ago (2009) I bought this beautiful Heather Baily material (called Pocketbook in Rose from the Nicey Jane collection) and I’ve been hoarding it in my material cupboard since then.  It’s such a lovely soft cotton and the pale colours so reminiscent of a breezy summer day.  The skirt pattern is from Simplicity (#2226) and is easy and relatively quick to sew up.  It’s got a little fullness from the tiny gatherings in the front and a nice wide waistband. One of my favorite things about the pattern are the pockets.  I just find skirts with pockets so much more comfortable for some reason.  Probably because I have a quick place to put all the garbage my kids hand me every few minutes (these kids actually pass garbage cans to bring me their trash!).The back has a simple zipper closure and a bit more gathering.This just might turn out to be my summer uniform of 2012.  Note to self…clean mirror.


8 Responses to “Summer Uniform”

  1. dressesandme June 19, 2012 at 07:47 #

    Looks great! Lovely pattern-fabric combination 🙂

  2. Kat June 19, 2012 at 10:18 #

    lovely fabric and colors. I’m all for skirts with pockets – its one of those frustrations I have with clothing. its just practical, why don’t they just put them on? hehe.. happy summer!

  3. grammao June 19, 2012 at 11:40 #

    really nice Jill. You and the girls wearing the same size?

  4. Tara June 19, 2012 at 14:32 #

    So cute!! I love the fabric and the style. Many of your posts have me looking forward to our return to the US…I’ll have my sewing machine back, and you are inspiring me to get to work. Pockets in skirts and dresses are the BEST.

  5. Ana Gaby June 19, 2012 at 15:05 #

    I love it! I wish I could sew!

  6. Jen June 19, 2012 at 16:46 #

    So cute and summery!

  7. little pink cakes June 19, 2012 at 20:48 #

    Wow! This skirt looks really cute! Maybe I have to dig up my sewing machine… *inspired*

    Great work!

  8. Julie De Keyzer June 19, 2012 at 21:03 #

    It’s beautiful Jill!! I just made some skirts for Rosalie but mine look like crap compared to yours!! When are you starting your own webshop??? It is so nice that you have a blog because now we get to see all your wonderful creations!

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