Back to the skirt. This is Simplicity 4701, now out of print. I made view F, the little red skirt on the cover. I've made this skirt so many times; each in a different size. I just love it.
I've made this skirt twice before in different sizes, so apparently I can't live without it. It's just so easy to wear and such a basic item. This times it's in a size 18 made from a denim/lycra blend from Denver fabrics. The instructions are pretty straightforward but not in an easy order: they hop back and forth to the pants. Example for the pockets: see steps 2-9 of pants.
I only made two changes to the pattern. I omitted the back patch pockets, I don't need anymore junk in my trunk, and I made the closure a button instead of hook, just personal preference. I serged and topstitched the seams for a faux flatfell seam like the directions say. Just didn't feel like messing with the flatfell foot that day.
I just love my new skirt and I off to try to finish Item # 8, another top. Happy sewing.