Butterick 6179 and Simplicity 2317: DIY Animal Print Satin Skirt and oversized white crew neck T shirt

Butterick 6179 animal print viscose crepe jacquard skirt worn with Simplicity 2317 bamboo lycra T shirt

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing an outfit that was super quick to whip up, but which I can already see both pieces being worn in so many ways within my wardrobe. The skirt was made using Butterick 6179 and the top was made using view B from Simplicity 2317. I have made other views from both of these patterns before, and have in fact made the skirt from Butterick 6179 as part of an Indian lengha outfit – see here for modifications I made previously.

Butterick 6179 animal print viscose crepe jacquard skirt worn with Simplicity 2317 bamboo lycra T shirt

I knew I didn’t want to break the pattern up on this animal print viscose crepe jacquard, so I simply overlapped the side front/ side back seams with the front and back pieces and cut the front on the fold to eliminate the seam lines. I love how it turned out, although if I made this again I might do a small full tummy adjustment. I did end up letting the seams out slightly at the high hip area.

Butterick 6179 animal print viscose crepe jacquard skirt worn with Simplicity 2317 bamboo lycra T shirt

I made sure to interface the back zipper area and I also managed to cut this skirt out of 1.8 metres of fabric, rather than the suggested 2.7 metres (due to overlapping the seams). I let the skirt hang for 24 hours and ended up shortening it by about 4 inches, and did a narrow hem finish. I love the end result.

Butterick 6179 animal print viscose crepe jacquard skirt worn with Simplicity 2317 bamboo lycra T shirt

The T-shirt was made using view B from Simplicity 2317. I wanted an oversized look so I cut a straight size XL and removed 2 inches from the length of the sleeves and 1.5 inches from the length of the body. I took 3/8ths inch for the side seam allowances. This is probably the happiest I have ever been to wear “just a T-shirt”. It’s not clingy at all, and in this bamboo lycra jersey just falls away from my body.

Butterick 6179 animal print viscose crepe jacquard skirt worn with Simplicity 2317 bamboo lycra T shirt

I can definitely see that my style has changed a lot over the last 12 months, and I am enjoying the transition. I think the on going impact of Covid 19 on our lives has also made my style choices change somewhat. You can expect to see more easy to wear pieces from me, but hopefully still focusing on fit, and made in quality fabrics.

See you all soon!

Butterick 6179 animal print viscose crepe jacquard skirt worn with Simplicity 2317 bamboo lycra T shirt

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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

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