I took a leap this week.

I’ve been making a few navy tops lately and didn’t really feel like they paired up well with the bottoms is my wardrobe. After a little brainstroming, I got an idea.

Goldenrod Yellow – Meet my toned down color palette and work some magic!

Union St Tee w/ S2451 skirt

I’ve had it in my mind that I cannot wear yellow because of some bad color choices in the past that made me look sickly. I’ve also been wanting a yellow jacket for the longest time and kept hoping to find the right yellow tone that would work for me.

S2541 Golderod Skirt w/ Union St Tee

Enter a TNT skirt pattern and this goldenrod fabric from my destash pile and a small prayer that this idea would work.

S2541 Golderod Skirt w/ Georgia Top

I think I have a small victory here. I can wear yellow and my wardrobe is now better rounded.

S2451 in Goldenrod

The pattern: Simplicity 2451 view D with front pleats removed in size 14. Removing the pleats was the only alteration. I simply folded/pinched out the pleats from the pattern tissue before cutting.

The fabric: I pulled this cotton(?) woven out of my giveaway/sell stack. I inherited it some time ago and it was so close to being donated.

Notes: My first time making a lapped zipper; oh my, so much easier than an invisible zipper. Despite reviewing my notes from the last time I made this skirt, I forgot to add some length. I had a narrower hem to work with than I’d like, but really no big deal.

Styling: I’ve paired my Goldenrod skirt with a charcoal Union St. Tee (unblogged), my lace Georgia hack, and a rtw blouse (meh).

Goldenrod Skirt collage

Simplicty 2451 view D should take you about 3 hours to make. A size 14 used 1yd of fabric, hem tape, and a purchased zipper.

Total cost: $2.00    Fabric $0-stash     Notions(zipper) $2        Pattern $0-stash

Have you been making any bold sewing moves lately?

11 thoughts on “I took a leap this week.

  1. Haha! Let’s make all the S2451 skirts! But really, that is such a clever color pairing that I just may have to steal. I am notoriously buying only navy blue fabric, and usually I just put it with pink. Yellow is a great idea!

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  2. Oh my, I love this! The color is beautiful, it goes very nicely with all the tops you paired with it, and I love the mods you made to the pattern. I actually own this pattern and was planning on making it soon, and I think I may pinch the pleats out just like you did. Nicely done!

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  3. i love that color combination & the skirt pattern is lovely – all your makes look fantastic together! i feel the same way about yellow – for years i avoided it altogether because it makes me look ill next to my face… but the right shade or away from the face and it works!

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    1. Thanks Kate. I’ve been including my styling pics so I stay focused on learning to make outfits. Some are good, some are duds. I wish I had tried yellow long ago. I’m so happy that my horizons have expanded.

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