With the exciting news that Liesl Gibson from Oliver and S launched an adult line of patterns called Lisette, I couldn’t wait to try one out. It was hard deciding which one to start with since I want to sew all four of the new patterns.
Since I haven’t sewn many skirts for myself, I started off with the Market Skirt (Simplicity 2211). Using fabric from Jay McCarroll’s new Habitat line, I sewed view A of the pattern with the kick pleats in the front and the back. The instructions in the Lisette line are just as terrific as the directions in the Oliver and S line. There are even helpful notes similar to those in the Oliver and S patterns to help guide you along they way. If you are thinking about sewing this skirt, there are some great tips on the Sew Lisette forum.
I think my favorite part of the skirt is the top stitching around the seams.It give such a nice subtle yet crisp detail to the skirt. I am thrilled that the same level of detail that I’ve come to expect in the Oliver and S patterns has carried over into Simplicity’s Lisette line. My plan is to tackle the Traveler Dress next.
A bit more about the fabric: I love Jay McCarroll’s new fabric line. For this skirt, I chose the City Planning in Teal. I really like the pixalited look to the pattern. I would love to have just about every print in the Habitat line. I’m hoping the fabulous local fabric and yarn shop will start carrying it soon.