Handmade, Sewing, skirt

Mini Denim Skirt-Simplicity 8994.

My denim skirt was inspired by Brittany J Jones post on Instagram. Brittany is one of my favorite sewing bloggers and her skirt was so cute I just had to make one. This Pattern by Mimi G Style, Simplicity 8994, comes with three options: Jacket, skirt and knit top. The skirt features front flapped pockets and a fly-front zipper.

I cut a size 12 and the fit was perfect, this based on the finished garment measurements. I didn’t like how big the pockets were so I made them a bit smaller and I placed them a half an inch higher. I modify the pockets by simply cutting them as a rectangle. I used a medium weight denim from my stash, only one yard was needed which was exactly what I have left from a previous project.

I think this skirt would be great as a golf skirt, perhaps you can put your balls in those big pockets. 😂 They were definitely big enough for my hot Cheetos. I couldn’t help myself and did a contrasting topstitching and I love how it turned out.

Overall this is a great pattern for intermediate sewists, this is based on the front fly zipper. The instructions were easy to follow and very straight forward. Also don’t forget this is a Mimi G pattern so you can always sew along with her on You Tube, for this pattern the beautiful Brittany was the one recording the video. You can watch the sew along here.


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