Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Simplicity 2416 View D
This is a circa 2010 Khaliah Ali pattern that's still on the Simplicity website. I made View D, which appears in green on the top row of drawings and in blue on the bottom row. It's a 4 panel gored skirt with the addition of a front overlay. Since I usually wear my tops out, I skipped the skirt's sash.
The fabric is a Kaffe Fassett "Milleflore" print on rayon that I bought from Fabric.com. Beautiful stuff, and perfect for this pattern as it has a soft drape. I basically sewed it according to the pattern guide with the addition of serger techniques. I also changed the casing to accommodate 3/4" wide elastic vs. the 1/2" recommended. It was very simple to sew together and went together in no time.
I wear a lot of the colors in this print, so I already have several tops that'll coordinate. A nice addition to the wardrobe!