Review: Simplicity 8175 - Fall Fashion Classic | Red Slit Front Skirt

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Red Slit Front Skirt | Simplicity 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Pleated Sleeve Blouse (see tutorial)
Sometimes, the simplest garment can pack a powerful punch in your wardrobe. And that's what this red skirt is doing for mine. I love the color red. It's a color that makes me happy and on the occasions that I need to be "on", it evokes confidence. 
Red Slit Front Skirt | Simplicity 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
This skirt from Simplicity 8175 fits that need. It's a self-belted midi length pencil skirt with a front slit. I created mine in a stretch wool-blend crepe that I've had in my stash for a couple of years. I think I bought it from Hancock Fabrics. I'd held onto this fabric for so long because it's not a "true red". It's warmer and what I would call a "fall red", because it is pretty close to the Pantone Fall 2017 - Grenadine 17-1558.
Red Slit Front Skirt | Simplicity 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I cut the size 14 and I didn't have to add any additional length. I like the length straight out to of the envelope.
Red Slit Front Skirt | Simplicity 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I really like the center front slit. I don't have a skirt like this in my wardrobe, so this is a unique piece for me.
Red Slit Front Skirt | Simplicity 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
 It's unlined, so I finished my seams with my serger and made a blind a hem.
Red Slit Front Skirt | Simplicity 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Normally I would use an invisible zipper, but I was making this at night and I only had a standard red zipper in my stash. So I went with a center lapped zipper.
Red Slit Front Skirt | Simplicity 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I made thread belt loop.
Red Slit Front Skirt | Simplicity 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I love the length of this skirt. It will work perfectly with heels, obviously and flat riding boots and loafers which are my staples during fall. 

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22 comments

  1. Love the fit, color, and the split in the middle! Very unique. :-)

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  2. Gorgeous!!! I've had my eye on this for FOREVER. I have to make it this fall!!!

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    1. Kisha, you'd love this one! Thank you!

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  3. Nice! Great colour, length and fun split.

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  4. So chic! Great fabric which sounds lovely to wear.

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    1. Very comfortable! The fabric has so much give! Thank you Diane!

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  5. As always, beautiful! Love the blouse, too!

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  6. Beautifully done! I have this pattern in my stash, too, but haven't sewn it up yet. You've inspired me to hit this one next.

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    1. You should! It’s so easy and so quick! Thank you Carmen!

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  7. So very pretty. And I'm inspired to try that blouse, too I found a scant 1/4 yard of gorgeous jersey in a feather print in the remnant bin that I want to use as contrast sleeves on this pattern. Thank you for all the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you Pamela and good luck with your blouse!

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  8. Erica, what a beautiful, classic look. I love the neutral pumps, and that blouse is to die for! The fit is on point. You are definitely runway ready girl!

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    1. Thanks BPatricia! This blouse has become a favorite!

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  9. Erica, as always your style is taking my breath away, from color to the gorgeous slit, everything is flawless. I cant wait to make one for me, this would really be a best Christmas skirt for me.

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    1. Yes, it would make an exceptional holiday skirt! Thanks Sizzlestitch!

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  10. Truly a beautiful skirt - love it!

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  11. I love the skirt! Great combo with the top. I just discovered your blog, as i am in the making of a cape with simplicity 8263, and it is the highlight of my day! I love your sewing studio what an amazing place to create. Thank you for all the sharing!

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