Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Simplicity 5914 - colour me surprised!

When I last posted, I expressed some reservations about this ca. 2003 pattern, presumably long out of print.

There was no need. This was one of the most straightforward sews ever, and the resulting skirt is very nice indeed. I guess my front and back aren't so different after all ...

I made this skirt from a very old stashed piece of cotton sateen (its origins long forgotten). The pattern is a fabric miser and calls for only 1.5m of 115cm fabric in any size.

I can see more of these in my future. I wonder why it took me so long?

Onward! I'm about to start yet another shirtdress.


  1. Cute skirt! I've made this style twice and I think it's my favorite.

  2. Nice skirt and that is a great skirt for such fabric misery!

  3. I was just looking at this pattern recently. I find the Karen Z patterns well-drafted, and unfussy to sew and wear.

  4. Hello from Melbourne Australia. I recently purchased Simplicity 1560 and when I saw your photo of Simplicity 5914 I did a double take! The pattern is identical, the photo of the model is identical, the only difference is in the layout of the skirt variations. It's on my list of skirts to sew. Regards

  5. Good to know! A friend of mine gifted this same pattern to me!

  6. Great! I think skirts are wonderful for hot summer weather. It looks fabulous paired with your newly knit shell. beautifully done, as always.
    Joyce in Sudbury.

  7. Really cute skirt in a beautiful print!