Hand Sewn Simplicity 1717 Skirt


This quilting cotton fabric was easy to fall in love with. When I saw it, had to have it and a cute skirt immediately came to mind.  In steps the hand sewn Simplicity 1717 skirt.  This fabric is cra-cra busy and It’s all good.  It reminds me of the semi-tropical climate where I live.  Check out the little hula girls.


If I were younger and smaller I would have made this knee length. You may read the pattern review that I wrote here. This is my third hand sewn garment. I had to pull out a new needle because the one I used for the other two items got dull and I noticed the finish was removed. Can you say, “Change needles for each project, dear sewist”?

Project Stats:

  • Fabric: Leis, Luaus & Alohas Sheeting Natural Alexander Henry
  • Purchased from Etsy: Zeet Zeet – $9.95/yd.; and Sobrightfabrics – $9.00/yd.
  • Thread: Guttermann cotton – $2.49
  • Double sided bias

This was a fun, quick project to sew and I think the skirt is sassy, flirty.  Me and Tabitha will definitely make more of these skirts .






Sobriety from electronic sewing machines since 2012

9 thoughts on “Hand Sewn Simplicity 1717 Skirt

    1. Lyric
      July 24, 2014 at 7:43 am Edit

      Hello Tracy:

      Thanks for stopping by. I am sew grateful I live in a semi-tropical area and may wear this skirt most of the year. Yippeee!!




  1. rememberingozzie2014
    July 24, 2014 at 11:42 am Edit

    Most definately the right fabric….fun, colorful, and playful for summer time. I bet you will get alot of wear out of this skirt!


    1. Lyric
      July 26, 2014 at 5:28 pm Edit

      Hello RememberingOzzie!

      I surely will. Plus residing in a semi-tropical climate helps a heapa bunch. I can wear this ALL YEAR LONG, wooooo whooo!




      1. Lyric
        July 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm Edit

        Isn’t it too cute, Dawn? You know I am really “feeling” cottons and the novelty ones too for garment construction


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