Lessons Learned: Listen to my sewing instincts. When this fabric first arrived I wanted to make a Bobbi Pinafore by Tilly and the Buttons. It would have been perfect but I chickened out. I tried to make a “safe” choice, but the fabric was too stiff and I had to make a lot of compromises.

Next Steps: I might make it into a skirt…or maybe just donate it…

Patterns: Love Notions Lyric Bodice + Simplicity 1354 Skirt (Out of Print)
Size Range: 0-24 (34.5″-51.5″ hip) + 10-28 (34.5″-52″ hip)
Fabric & Notions: 2 Meters Cotton Twill*; 13 12mm buttons
Design Modifications: Added inverted box pleats to the skirt to meet at the waist darts
Fit Alterations: Used
Size: 16C (left bodice) 16D (right bodice) 18 (skirt)
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

*Fabric provided by Minerva in exchange for post on their blog.