I’m so happy to finally share this make, my vintage Simplicity 5688 Linen Skirt with embroidered curve pockets! I wore this for Thanksgiving and got so many compliments. My daughter wore a striped rib knit turtleneck too, so we were almost matching! There’s a fantastic banyan tree with a built in swing next to the lake in our community where my daughter loves to play. She was happy to take some pictures for me so she could swing around a bit. I got these pictures taken just in time for my new Etsy Shop- launching tomorrow!
The embroidered pockets shown here are one of the designs I’ll be selling in my shop. I’m starting with 6 beginner friendly pocket designs and have a bunch of designs in the works. I figured what better way to learn to embroider than starting with practical and wearable samplers. This simple floral design teaches you three basic embroidery stitches; backstitch, satin fill and stem stitch. I love how relaxing and meditative an embroidery practice can be and these pockets were quick and easy to whip up.
All the Details
Vintage 1970’s Simplicity 5688 Skirt
Misses halter jumpsuit and short skirt, size 14, uncut factory-folded
This is the same pattern my mom made back when the pattern was released. I’ve made the jumpsuit before but didn’t post it to the blog- To do!
Retro Stripe Rib Jersey in Taupe, Ochre and Navy
I just love this rib knit. It has great stretch and recovery and is oh so comfy.
Stonemountain & Daughter
This medium-heavyweight linen is an excellent choice for pants, jackets, dresses, skirts, and home dec projects.
Content: 100% linen
Weight: 7.08 oz per square yard / 240 GSM
Country of Origin: China
Care Instructions: Machine wash cold. Do not bleach or tumble dry. Medium iron.
Certifications: Oeko-Tex Certified
my Curve Floral Embroidery Pocket
I love this whole look from top to bottom. It looks fantastic with my Doc Martin’s and I feel so 70’s chic and cool. If you’ve been following along with my Fall Wardrobe Planning this is Look 6. I found a perfect button match too- these were a grab bag find at our ASG Ft. Lauderdale Annual Luncheon.
I chose a simple mini skirt to show off my new embroidery design. This mini skirt is made in a beautiful dark grey/green linen from Stonemountain and Daughter that is still available and lined with a pop of color in a peachy pink cotton. It features two darts in front and back and a button front closure. I kept some extra length by using my lining as a facing. I used the main colors in my rib knit turtleneck to pick my floss colors and love the combination. The pale grey really pops on the darker fabric and the mahogany fill on the flower centers is so lovely. The turtleneck was a quick make based off my knit tee sloper with a simple wide neckband added on. It’s more of a mock turtleneck, which I find a bit more comfortable as it doesn’t extend as high up the neck.
We had a fabulous week off for Thanksgiving and were so happy to be able to spend time with family again. Ami just got her first vaccine at school so I can finally breath a sigh of relief. We went over to the other coast for a quick mini vacay and spent the holiday with my fam and visited with my husbands parents. The only downside was that my brother and his girlfriend caught Covid (no symptoms luckily since they both are vaxxed) so they had to cancel their visit. We had fab food (My mom is a fantastic cook!) , a train scavenger hunt (My dad has the coolest model trains) and decorated my parent’s home for Christmas. We talk every week on zoom but what a difference to be able to see everyone in person again.
Back soon with some more fall makes. Happy Sewing!