fall skirt

wheee! this was a fun one.  I love it when I spot a cool fabric and have an immediate project for it.  Couldn’t pass up this awesome print for $3.95 a yard at hancock’s the other day.  I knew it was meant for a skirt.

I chose the Simplicity 2226 pattern after seeing Karyn (Make Something) make it earlier this year.  It’s a great little pattern!!  It does really go into a lot of detail for a beginner, it’s a learn to sew pattern.  The only thing is that it didn’t go into seam finishing much, which is okay, but I really want to make something that will hold up for a while instead of shred apart after a few washings.  So I added my own finishings and it should last a while!

I was thinking it might be fun to do some kind of sew-a-long type thing using this pattern, would anyone be interested?  If enough people want to join in, I think it would be a great one for lots of figures, I think it’s quite flattering.  And of course with a skirt, the options are pretty endless. Let me know and happy Friday!!!!!

127 thoughts on “fall skirt

  1. Look at you being all pretty in your new skirt!
    Love it, great fabric and it looks like a most excellent pattern. You take such pretty pictures Anna!!

  2. Sharon says:

    What a beautiful skirt! I love the fabric that you used!

  3. Bethany says:

    Very pretty! Yes, please let’s do a sew along! You are so talented!

  4. amy says:

    Adorable Anna! I’m in! I was just thinking that it’s crazy that I haven’t made myself any clothes, ever. :). You are gorgeous!!!

  5. I would be all over a sew along. The few attempts I’ve made at sewing for myself haven’t been very successful, and I’ve never bought a “real” pattern from a fabric store! Your fabric and skirt are both beautiful!

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  7. Jamie Lee says:

    Hi, I would love to do a garment sew along. I have made a few items for my daughters that were made of quilting cotton, but I’ve never really used knit to any success. I have bought patterns, but they are so confusing to me as I just learned to sew about 3 years ago. I even bought a serger secondhand, but have never used it. I would love to take it out of the case and get it stitching!

  8. Jamie Lee says:

    Hi, I would love to do a garment sew along. I have made a few items for my daughters that were made of quilting cotton, but I’ve never really used knit to any success. I have bought patterns, but they are so confusing to me as I just learned to sew about 3 years ago. I even bought a serger secondhand, but have never used it. I would love to take it out of the case and get it stitching!

  9. The skirt is wonderful, it is an awesome print and your photoshoot is darling!

  10. Darcy says:

    A skirt sew-a-long sounds like a great idea and yours is so cute, I’m in 🙂

  11. Jessica says:

    I’m down for a sew-along! I think I need more skirts in my life. 🙂

  12. Yes! I would love a sew-along! I already have that pattern and the fabric for it. I just haven’t had the motivation!

  13. amanda says:

    so gorgeous!! i love it with the bright cardigan – you are totally stylin. 🙂

  14. Jamie says:

    I love sew alongs, count me in, btw – pretty skirt!

  15. papelhilo says:

    you’re beautiful !

  16. LT says:

    I’d be up for a sew-a-long. Seems like a great skirt (especially your incarnation), and a good intro to making clothing! If you do a sew-a-long would it be possible to start at the beginning beginning? Like choosing the fabric? I think that’s part of what scares me the most with clothing is making sure I have the right fabric for the pattern. Thanks!

  17. Em says:

    Sounds fun. I need to make something for myself, I think.

  18. by night says:

    how lovely! I really like the pictures (especially the last one) and the entire outfit. Now, i want a yellow cardigan too ;-)))

  19. Leslie says:

    this skirt is so cute….the whole outfit is awesome. you look great

  20. LeeAnn says:

    This summer I finally had success self drafting the perfect A-line skirt. I really wish I had a Hancocks close by. The fabric was a great find! And I have to know, where did you get your boots?!!!

  21. Sonia says:

    OMG I would! I’ve only made a wrap skirt, but I”m just itching to make a “regular” skirt. That would be so awesome!

  22. Christine says:

    Would love to join in, made your vintage skirt for me & a friends little one, just LOVE the pattern! Plan on turning it into a wear below the belly fall maternity skirt for my bestie. You are a sewing goddess and i can’t wait to try this pattern too:) Thanks for sharing Anna!

  23. it’s lovely! I love the whole outfit actually. 🙂 I would love to do a sew along, I recently lost some weight and now I am very interested in sewing some clothes for me!

  24. Sasha says:

    I love it!!! Your whole outfit looks so cute!!! I’m a little jealous that you have brown tall boots with no heal. I can’t seem to find any in my size LOL. I would love a sew along. I have a few fabric and patterns for clothes, but I’m too chicken to make them 🙁

  25. Isisjem says:

    I would love to sew along if I could get hold of the pattern. Now bricks and mortar sewing stores are thin on the ground it’s really hard to find brands like Simplicity as online fabric stores seem to concentrate on the designer patterns like Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner etc

  26. Robyn says:

    Looks awesome! And would love to do a sew-a-along 🙂 The pattern does look very flattering. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Jen says:

    I would love to join a sew along. I have been wanting to make a corduroy skirt for fall. Do you think this pattern would adapt well to a 21 wale cord? If not, I can always pick another cute fabric.

  28. Jeni says:

    LOVE! That fabric is perfect for fall! And seriously, you are too cute!

    Yes please! I have this pattern and fabric waiting but am a little scared to try! Would love a sew along! 🙂

  29. That *is* a great fabric. I’d love to do a sewalong, although I’m pretty novice when it comes to sewing. Like, I can sew a Halloween costume, but something that you have to wear and look normal is kind of rough for me. But I do love this skirt… and the look with tights and boots!

  30. Cindy says:

    Anna, this is really, really cute!! You did a great job and it’s such a cute outfit!! 🙂

  31. Sandy says:

    A sew-along would be awesome! I’ve been wanting to make a garment but am really scared to try it on my own!

  32. Noni says:

    LOVE IT! Plus the whole outfit is gorgeous ^-^

  33. Allison B says:

    YES! love doing skirts, and seeing all the possibilities one pattern can have. I’m in!

  34. Jenny says:

    Love the skirt, and the use of pattern. I enjoy sewing garments so I’m usually sewing something.

    When it comes to well finished garments, Simplicity never finishes an edge unless it’s the bodice facing, and still then it’s unfinished at the zipper. I always read ahead and figure out where to change the pattern and make it more finished, adding notes in the directions. Simplicity isn’t the only pattern manufacturer that leaves seams looking rough, so I read and visualize every pattern (for about 3 days).

  35. Kasey says:

    I’d love to do a sew-along with this pattern. I’m always in need of skirts, and this one is cute! I’ve never participated in a sew-along before, but I think it would be fun to try.

  36. Karrie says:

    I love this skirt! Thanks for sharing it!!

  37. ButtonMad says:

    I’d love to participate in a sew along – great skirt

  38. Natalie says:

    LOVE the skirt and LOVE the way you styled it!!

  39. karyn says:

    i love the fabric you chose for this, anna! it turned out so super cute. aren’t those pockets just the best? i want pockets like that in all my skirts now. i need to make another one, so i’d sew along with you too!

  40. So cute! I would definitely sew-along!

  41. MN2NM says:

    Love those pockets! I’d definitely be interested in a sew-along!

  42. Angie says:

    The skirt is awesome, but wouldn’t have near the impact without your impeccable styling. The yellow sweater and boots were perfect!

  43. Amanda says:

    I’d love a sew along with this skirt! I haven’t yet gotten up the courage to sew a piece of clothing for myself and I know with your amazing instructions and photos I would do just fine! 🙂

  44. I think I’d like to try!

  45. Jesy says:

    Very Cute~ I don’t wear skirts often but I could see myself wearing this one 🙂 WTG!

  46. Robert says:

    Yes for the sew a long! Also, where did you get your boots? elliemakesit (at) gmail (dot) com

  47. Emily says:

    Pretty! I have to buy a skirt for my very casual mother’s wedding coming up next month. I just might try my hand at sewing something! Although it has been many years since I’ve sewn clothes (bags, yes, clothing, no.) I’m jotting down the pattern number and just might give it a shot!

  48. Lynn says:

    That fabric really is perfect for that skirt! I would love a sew along!

  49. Kerry says:

    Very cute- like the pockets a lot!

  50. ESPERANZA says:

    Otoñal y precioso, de todo mi gusto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ºo*

  51. MaryAnnB says:

    I’ll join the sew along! It would get me to get something done for myself!

  52. So adorable- just like you!

    Yes to the sew-along! I’ve never sewn clothing but would love to make a skirt for myself like that.


  53. It’s a beautiful skirt! I love the whole outfit!
    x Katherine

  54. Susan says:

    Love the skirt and the fabric! Skirts with pockets are great!

  55. Jeannie says:

    Awesome as usual!! Love the whole outfit. Too old for short skirts but you ladies go for it!!

  56. Kristie says:

    I’d be up for a sew along. I’ve been looking for a pattern for a skirt this style. I love the pockets. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  57. Love love love! Great pattern, too! I’m so nervous to make clothes for myself.

  58. Jacey says:

    Such a fabulous skirt! I adore the print, and your styling. You’re such a cutie!

  59. Ashley says:

    cute, cute, cute! love that last photo!! I’ve wanted to make this skirt since seeing Karyn’s too – think your sew along might push me to buy the pattern and actually make one! yay!!

  60. eholst says:

    Beautiful pictures – and I LOVE your outfit! Wish I could wear yellow…. Anyway, I have been loving brown with gray and black lately. I would love it if you would do a sew-along with this pattern! Would it be appropriate for velveteen fabric? I have been wanting to make a skirt of some AMH velveteen and this looks like the style I am going for. What do you think?

  61. Ann-Marie says:

    great skirt! I love it with the yellow cardi!

  62. Emily says:

    Just lovely! Love the pockets! I’m a little bit curious about the changes you made to make it last longer? PS gorgeous pictures!

  63. Anonymous says:

    Yes! A sew along! Please! I bought this pattern and the fabric for it and then froze. I don’t know if it is because a lot of crazy things started happening elsewhere in my life or what but suddenly I am scared of it. Seeing your cute skirt is making me want to tackle it.


  64. Sew along, yes! It will probably be the first one I ever participate in, this skirt is beautiful! I need some of that fabric!

    p.s. you are gorgeous as always 🙂

  65. Esther says:

    I would love a sew along. I’ve been wanting to make a skirt for myself for months now, and maybe this would force me to do it! 🙂 I also love pockets in skirts. I think all skirts should have pockets. 🙂

  66. Katy Cameron says:

    Ooh, I might be interested in a sew-along, that skirt looks fab

  67. Shannon says:

    I would LOOOVE a sew along!! So cute! 🙂

  68. Emily Curfew says:

    very very very cute!! i love this skirt, and it looks great on your. the fabric choice was perfect. i’d be interested in doing a sew-a-long. anything to motivate me to get going on clothes sewing. most of my sewing is for quilting, and i’m a little nervous to cross over into clothing. 🙂

  69. Poppyprint says:

    Yes, yes, yes please. I totally need hand holding and this one looks like it might actually look okay on my not-exactly-25-anymore-size. I have fabric already waiting for the perfect skirt!! Is yours cotton, or heavier?

  70. Sounds fun and you look gorgeous my dear…gorgeous! Love the pics….

  71. Carolyn says:

    Love the skirt! And I agree – that is perfect fabric for a cute fall skirt!

  72. Gelia says:


    YES! Please do a sew-a-long! You are so clear and easy to understand. It would be fab for a little beginner like me. Thanks, it looks great!

  73. amber c. says:

    i would love to join in with a s-a-l! love the skirt with your boots!

  74. anotheryarn says:

    Cute! And how very timely, I just wrote down this pattern today since I’m looking for the perfect slightly gathered skirt with a rounded waistband – nice to see this one sews up nicely.

  75. Vanessa says:

    I’m interested! Greetings from Costa Rica!!!

  76. Sara says:

    I’m so glad you posted about this! I have that pattern and I just may have the perfect knit fabric to go with it. Your cute photos may be just the inspiration I need to get going. And I’d definitely be up for a sew-along.

  77. Rebekah says:

    I love the skirt…so cute! I especially like the pockets :). I’d be interested in doing a sew a-long…sounds like fun!

    -Rebekah (

  78. Fab says:

    Hi Anna, Loooveee the skirt and the fabric so fabulous. Awesome job.

  79. Sure, a sew-along sounds great. I wonder how foolish I’d look in a patchwork version?

  80. Caity says:

    id love to do a sew along to this skirt – its just heading to summer here in australia – but that skirt pattern will be perfect for my pending beach holiday!

  81. Allison says:

    I would love to participate in a sew-along! Super cute and I have just the fabric.

  82. tracy_a says:

    wonderful skirt! great fabric find and lovely all together together!

  83. kristin says:

    freakin’ adorable! i’m in for a sewalong! i really need a reliable, easy pattern to make myself some skirts. this looks perfect.

  84. I love it so much, your whole outfit actually!!!

    I want one or several!!!

  85. Jo says:

    Great skirt, and I love the fabric. I bought this pattern recently as I loved Karen’s too but haven’t made it yet – I’d definitely be in on a sew-in.

  86. Jess says:

    wow chickadee, love the skirt! (apparently the rest of blogland does, too! lol!) I would love a sew-along! I actually have that pattern and now seeing your fabric I want to make that exact skirt. 😉 Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

  87. chris says:

    Um, perfect fabric! I would love to see how you put it together.

  88. Erin says:

    super cute! i have never participated in a sew along but I have always wanted to!

  89. Stephanie says:

    I would love a sew along, esp. if you showed us how to finish things so they don’t fall apart…

  90. christinaree says:

    I love that skirt and would completely be interested in a sew along! This looks like a pattern that I could make a dozen times!!!

  91. Melissa says:

    A sew along would be great. I love that skirt!

  92. the skirt is lovely and looks great in that pattern. however, that 3rd picture of you is a stunner. you look absolutely gorgeous.

  93. ayumills says:

    You look so cute in the outfit, Anna! I love your style! And YES to the sew-along! I would looove to make this skirt for myself!

  94. amy says:

    love the skirt, love the boots, love these pics of you… so cute!! xo amy

  95. You do look great!!! And I have to ask where those boots are from? Target? I’ve been wanting some flat boots forever and have tried a couple different ones from Target but didn’t end up loving them once I got them home.

  96. Mauri says:

    nice work girl! Oh boy.. a sew along.. I tell ya, what a great motivator.. gotta be out this time, even though that skirt is super cute and I have the boots to go with it- sitting in my closet getting dusty (sad).
    love the pics-

  97. Very very cool!!! I love that skirt Anna!!! I want one in my size! LOoooooooooooooooooooooove

  98. Larissa says:

    well, I love the skirt, but the whole outfit is delightful. You are making me want to sew for me.

  99. Krista says:

    I love the fabric, and the yellow you paired with it. And I have almost the same exact boots. I love them this fall. Oh and yes — I would love a sew along for the skirt!

  100. Annelies says:

    Just bought the pattern….I am SEW IN!!!!! When does the SAL fun begin????

  101. Hi Anna! Just stopped by to check out your blog and say THANKS for your lovely comment you left on mine :). I’ll definately be back. I LOVE this skirt and the fabric is just perfect, looks realy neat with yellow too. Would definately be interested in a sew-a-long.

  102. Laura says:

    This skirt looks lovely. I’ve never sewn something for myself but recently bought some fabric to make myself a skirt so I’d love a sew along, as long as I can find the pattern in the UK.

  103. megan says:

    a sew along would be awesome! I love the pockets you did on yours! i will be checking back for the sew along 😉

  104. Katie B. says:

    So cute! I’d love a sew-Along!

  105. Lizzet says:

    It will be great to do a sew-a-long! I have the right fabric for it and I am off to get the pattern! I have a few more things on the go so I’ll keep my eye open if you decide to do the sewalong 😉
    Gorgeous fabric and it looks like you did a great job xx

  106. It’s lovely and a sew-along would be wonderful. I love a skirt with pockets!

  107. I cannot get enough of ikat, yet I’ve not bought any! Must remedy that.

    Great skirt and I’m sure you’ll have loads of peeps follow a sew-along.

  108. Lydia says:

    LOVE the skirt…I want one!
    And you look beautiful in these photos…model material! 🙂 I really like that skirt, great fabric and style! Looking good, SIL!!

  109. Angela says:

    I’d be up for a sew-along! It looks like a great style and I’ve been meaning to get round to making something for ME for a while!

  110. Addy says:

    I’d love to do a sew-along! Although I’ve made many skirts with patterns, I feel like I might learn something new from you. And I like the pattern and could use a fall skirt!

  111. Ruby says:

    That IS a great pattern. I made a denim version earlier this summer, posted here:

    I actually had to alter mine quite a bit to get it to fit right, but I would definitely make another via a sewalong with you!


  112. Yes Yes Yes for a tutorial! Love them and since I’m in coooold Canada, a fall/winter skirt would be great!


  113. yes yes and more yes to a skirt sew along!!! That would be awesome!

  114. Ashley says:

    I love that fabric and the skirt pattern!!! So cute! Please tell me how you made it!!

  115. syocom says:

    I would love to join a sew-a-long for this skirt. So cute and I am always on the look out for a good pattern

  116. Karen Sue says:

    Sew along! YES!!! I made 2 new skirts this summer and wore them all the time!! Great idea for a challenge to finish!!

  117. Missy says:

    Yes, let’s do a sew along! I suck at sewing, but I really enjoy it. Maybe this would help me suck a little less!

  118. gamybel says:

    I’d love to do a sew along!!!

  119. Cole says:

    Your so fun! I love this blog! =D

  120. Nat says:

    This would be so good for me- I’ve only sewn one pattern so far, and it was a coat for my daughter. I’d love a reason to do something for me!!!

  121. sewkatiedid says:

    Cute! Oh, and I want your boots.

  122. V and Co. says:

    you are so pretty. :)and your boots rock. and i want your skirt

  123. dana says:

    you are too cute. And wow! Look at all these comments! I’m glad you’re doing a sew along. fun!

  124. Sachiko says:

    You look fantastic, and I love your cardigan!

  125. I love the combo of that pattern with the yellow on top!

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