Wednesday, January 30, 2013

DIY IKAT Print Skirt + Pattern Review Simplicity 2512 + Special Offers!

Hi Darlings!

I am loving the 75 degree weather we are having so don't hate me if you are on the East Coat :-(
but it was nice enough today that I wore my most recent DIY skirt. I came across this Fabric at Michael Levine's which resembled an Ikat I had seen in my Jan issue of Elle by Altuzarra so I pulled out the pattern I wanted to use but since I wanted to imitate slightly the pockets on the Altuzarra skirt I drafted them and added it to the skirt. I also drafted a lining from the skirt front and back pieces to give the skirt a nice weight.  And... I have some awesome offers from SIMPLICITY.COM below!


SPECIAL OFFERS + Free Pocket Pattern!!

I have a few specials to share! First I made a PDF pattern of this POCKET that I drafted so you can download it for FREE if you want to print and use it! just click HERE to download it.

Thanks to Simplicity.com they have offered a 15% OFF any Pattern and FREE SHIPPING! Use Coupon Code: MIMIGNL15 

The Fabric I used can be found  HERE and make sure to use Coupon Code: MIMIJAN10 which  expires tomorrow!



Pattern Description: Cynthia Rowley Simplicity 2512 (previously worn HERE
Listed under special collections/Cynthia Rowley

Pattern Sizing: I cut the 6


Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern once you were done sewing with it? Yes kind of

Were the instructions easy to follow? I have made this skirt before unlined and so I didn't use them this time around because I was adding the pockets and lining so I just used my own method of construction. I do remember the instructions being really clear and easy to follow.


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I have been a fan of this pattern since its release, the tapered hem and gathered skirt with the high waistband are flattering.

Fabric Used: I used this great IKAT FABRIC found HERE and they also have amazing IKAT Prints to choose from, I love THIS black and blue and orange one too / Interfacing for the waistband can be found HERE 

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added a lining and created the pockets.

Would you sew it again? No, I think I'm done with this pattern for a while but you never know, lol I tend to make my favorite "Basics" in several colors and prints.



 DIY Ikat Skirt (similar) Ready Made  HERE / Fergie Heels HERE / J.Crew Gold Belt







Fergie Platforms HERE










48 comments:

  1. I LOVE YOUR STYLE!!!.. I wish i could buy all the clothes you've posted. I love this skirt. Is it available for purchase?

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  2. Love, love the skirt! I recently saw the first one you made and decided I have to try it. I'm still a beginner though so I'm going to get some of that fab Ikat fabric and save it.

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  3. Girl...I love this skirt. Definitely buying the pattern. Thanks for the deal too. Your generosity is amazing and inspiring! You are setting my closet up for this summer. WOOT!

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  4. Hi Mimi,

    Love! So love those sandals too...must have them..they will go with everything :)

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  5. such a cute skirt! love the style and the print is gorgeous :)
    Orange nails, now there's a girl after my own heart!!

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  6. I loooooove this skirt! One of my favorite things that you've made.

    But I have to disagree with you with one thing. I'm in L.A. county too, and I've been freezing! How are you wearing this! I had to wear pants, boots, a sweater, a jacket, AND a scarf for a concert we went to last night.

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    1. Where in LA do you live because in Burbank it was a lovely 70 degrees. BUT I am from Chicago so what I think is warm may be different then what Cali people think is warm, LOL

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    2. True true. I'm by the water, so it always seems to be chillier out here. Also, I was born and raised here so I need 80+ degrees or else I'm putting on long sleeves. So spoiled!

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  7. Thank you for that coupon & the pocket pattern, Mommy/Mimi!! As usual, your look is fire!!!

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  8. I love this skirt. I'm not confident in my sewing skills but I am going to dust off my sewing machine and refresh my skills. Your blog has motivated me.

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  9. This is one of my favorite things you've done. Just love everything about it!

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  10. Mimi, YOU. ARE. FLY..... That's all!

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  12. How did you attach the bias binding at the V in the front? I remember that this detail was omitted but ended up making it work. I recently tried it again with a dress for my daughter at the neckline (called for a facing but who follows directions anyway?) and was stumped! Thanks!

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    1. I'd have to show you but the instructions are pretty clear, did you not understand it or did it come out wonky cuz there is a trick to pinning it and sewing it that helps, ill try to get to it.

      xoxo

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  13. MIMI!!! You are awesome. I recognized the pattern right away and then I felt all sad because your pockets make it even better, and then happy again because you have kindly shared the pocket pattern with us...for free! My first thought is always, I want to make that exact piece, but after looking I really fell for the black, blue, and orange fabric so I am debating purchasing it. I think I have a great orange shirt that could go with it. Now I am just rambling because you have me all excited about maybe sewing this up.

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    1. LOL, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the orange and blue one and must order that fabric too.

      Thanks!! xoxo

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  14. You've worn this white top before and I really like it...is it self made?

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  15. Luv the skirt. I can't wait for spring! (east coast-er)

    Jen
    http://trinibkbabe.blogspot.com

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  16. Looks awesome! I went to their website to buy the fabric, but it looked much less vibrant there. Is the color in your photos pretty true to life?

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  17. That is probably the most adorable skirt ever!! I have that pattern. I tried to make it once from plain thin stretch denim and it made me look like I was the size of a house. I'm not that big. I wear a 6 bottom in RTW. I guess that there is not enough difference in my waist and hip. It looks so cute on you. I wish that it looked that good on me.

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  18. I have had this pattern in my stash forever, I can now add the pockects to get several variations, thanks for sharing

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  19. I've had this pattern in my stash forever, now I can make it in different variations with the pockets. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Lovely skirt and pockets. It's bitter cold here in England so it will be some time before anyone will be seeing my bare calfs lol

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  21. Gorgeous! You always make such incredible pieces! I love how you pair fabric and pattern. This skirt is such a fun statement.

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  22. love the shoes & the skirt...but I really love those shoes.....LOL

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  23. I'm TOTALLY hatin' on your weather and yes I'm on the east coast :-/ *sigh* 36 and alot of wind where I am!

    However, That skirt...very pretty! I think I'm going to try this. I hope I don't mess it up too much! LOL!

    http://www.pretty-girl-rock.com

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  24. love the skirt.
    www.unexpectedlyfashionable.blogspot.com

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  25. Cute skirt! Thx for sharing your pocket pattern.

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  26. Love that pocket!! Whipped up a copycat skirt today. Your pocket instructions were super clear. Now . . . Would you mind sending me that belt?
    Cissie

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  27. Hello...I absolutely love your style. You make me want to go out and learn to snow....Also, I saw that shoe you have on, on another site a little cheaper then bakers just in case your readers wanted to know. There are on 6pm.com!

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  28. Great skirt and fabric! Your pedicure is gorgeous : )

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.