As a blog writer, I am able to see exactly how many times each of my blog posts are viewed month by month. Of course, all the blogs about making the dresses from the movie FROZEN are the overall favorites, but the couple blogs I wrote about this tulle skirt pattern have stayed in the top 3 or 4 since February (11 months ago).
At first I thought they had published a new pattern with only the calf length version, but I looked on the back and saw that it is the exact same pattern just in a special envelope. Simplicity sometimes designs special envelopes to be displayed in box-outs or in racks around the store, which is where I saw this one. That is the photo I took at the top of this blog.
INTERESTING QUESTION ....
And today I received an interesting question from a new blog reader I want to share with you.
"Can I use different fabric for underlining besides expensive kind recommended on pattern?"
This skirt is made of tulle, but it has a lining skirt underneath made of a solid fabric and the waistband is made of a solid fabric. I used different fabrics for this lining-underskirt for my four different samples pictured on the envelope above.
For the white, pink and black skirts I used a taffeta for the lining and it was a nice enough taffeta that I could also use it for the waistband as well. BUT for the brown skirt, the only brown fabric I could find that was the right color was a much, much too heavy taffeta to use for the underskirt, so I used a polyester lining fabric for the underskirt, but looked too cheap and was too thin to use for the waistband. So, for the brown skirt I used two different solid fabrics, one for the waistband and one for the underskirt. BUT, Simplicity, wanting to keep things simple, says on the envelope to buy either Dupinoni, Shantung, or Taffeta for the underskirt/waistband. They don't give the option of using cheap lining fabric and then a different fabric for the waistband.
Dupioni is expensive, as is Shantung. To save money, you can use cheap lining fabric for the underskirt and just buy an eighth of a yard of something nicer for the waistband.
This reader also asked about giving the skirt a layered look. I suggested that she could use a different color tulle for the outer layer. I actually did that for some of my test samples while working on this pattern. Here is a photo of one of those samples.
Maybe that will give some of you some ideas??!
I would love to see photos of any skirt made using this pattern. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org