Review: Simplicity 8058 | The Nautical-Style Skirt!

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So, I guess it's safe to say that I will probably make every piece in the Simplicity 8058 collection eventually.  I'm still torn on the jacket.  I don't know if the boxiness really suits, but I do like the idea of it.  When spring finally arrives, I'll see if I'll have a place for it in my wardrobe as a topper.

After making the pants from this pattern which I absolutely love, I wanted to make the skirt.  The high-waist a-line style is a bit different from my general silhouette which is pencil styles in both dresses and skirts.  Every now and then, I like to venture off and make a flared style skirt.  I don't like the idea of always being a one-trick (fashion) pony, so I'm always open to broadening my style options.  
I wanted to get rid of my little over a yard amount of leftover stretch denim from making jeans and this skirt was the perfect project.  I cut the size 14 and added 3" to the length.  If you're leggy, it's short so take that into consideration.  It's also high-waist... very high-waist.  It sits about 4.5" above the waistline.  If you're short-waisted, this may not work for you.  Or if you're thicker through the middle, measure carefully and adjust accordingly because it's really fitted.
I omitted the front tabs and just added 6 buttons instead.  And just like the pants, this skirt is designed to have an exposed center back zipper.
Styling tip:  I'm in love with lacing detail right now, so I paired this little white "dress", c/o of Shein.com.  It's way shorter than I would ever be comfortable wearing as a dress, so I wore it as a tucked in blouse.  And I carried the lacing detail down to the shoes with my gray Nine West 'Kenie' Gladiator Sandals.

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23 comments

  1. You look fabulous! It's not often I see an A-line skirt that is va-va-voom. I didn't see the potential in the pattern envelope styling or the technical drawing. Now I wonder if I should try sewing up a sailor skirt.

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  2. Fantastic skirt...great tip on leaving out the front panel. I can't wait to see how you make that boxy jacket work. I was concerned about it and the asymmetry of the entire look. Thanks for the review.

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    1. The idea of the jacket is still up in the air. Who knows how I'll be inspired by warm weather. Thanks Andrea!

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  3. Great skirt! I personally love A-line and flared skirts, they just suit me a lot better I think. Your styling is great, so much better than the envelope!

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    1. I'm really a pencil skirt girl. But I like this one. It'll get a lot of wear over the spring and summer. Thanks Nathalie!

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  4. Beautiful skirt, I just ordered that pattern.

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    1. It's a good wardrobe pattern. Thanks Lori!

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  5. Fantastic result -- and I love the styling! You know I'm a sucker for your sailor looks. For example, the Hot Patterns Sailor Pants -- I still have that pattern and your rendition started it all!

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    1. That was a favorite too! Thanks Pam!

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  6. This pattern goes straight to my shopping bag! I also love the pants and the jacket's design!

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  7. Beautiful ensemble - love the skirt and I love how you paired it with the Shein blouse (dress). You have such a lovely figure, tall and slim, that I think you could definitely pull off that boxy jacket!

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    1. The more I think about it, the more I'm pretty sure I'll make it. I love a white jacket for warmer months! Thanks so much Tomasa!

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  8. I'm so happy you made the skirt! It looks great. Right after seeing your pants from this pattern I went to the store and bought it for myself. I was wondering how the skirt would look sewn up and now I know. I just have to get busy making it myself.

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  9. It is very flattering! I love the high waist it really shows a woman's curves! Who would've thought an A line skirt could be sexy. I want this pattern.

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  10. You skirt really appeals to my obsession with all things nautical! Love it!

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  11. Love this skirt! Nice fit and change up from pencil skirts.

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