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Pattern Review: Simplicity 1370

Who doesn't need a denim mini in their wardrobe? I do have this one here which I made a couple of years ago. However, a dark blue denim mini was just what I needed.

This is Simplicity 1370 and I decided to make the most uninteresting view. I sewed a 16 with no alterations to the fit. I sewed french seams as this skirt pattern is unlined and omitted the waistband. I used bias binding to finish the waist and hem. The only other change was to use an 8" zipper (I find the 7" zippers that they suggest too short), and I used an invisible zipper as I prefer the finish to a lapped zipper. If I were to make this again I would think about adding an inch or two to the length as it is quite short on me. 

The fabric is left over from my vintage peplum dress. I bought 3 metres of stretch denim for only €10. It is so easy to sew with, if I am in Paris any time soon I am definitely going to purchase some more for my ever increasing fabric stash. 

This is a nice basic mini skirt pattern and I'm sure that it would work in a range of different fabrics too. All in all it is keeper and a fab stash buster requiring only 80cm of fabric. 

You can see my Pattern Review here.

I feel bad that in these snaps my head is blocking the Melbourne skyline so here is a scenic shot. These were taken on Ellwood Beach during a morning walk. It's going to be hard to go back to the cold UK and take photos outside...

Anyone else have any wardrobe basics on their 2015 sewing list? 

Happy sewing!


  1. Your cute skirt showcases your lovely legs! Thank you for your review.

  2. It's lovely! Sometimes it's hard to find good patterns for basics, this looks like a really versatile skirt, I'm sure you'll get lots of wear out of it!

  3. Nice outfit! You're young and can get away with the short skirt.


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