Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Outfit Two: March

Here's outfit number two!  I must say I really enjoy the moment when an outfit graduates from the studio to the wardrobe.

This outfit was the first to jump off the table when I pulled all my stashes out earlier in the year.  The yellow yarn grabbed the floral voile and some black jersey and wouldn't let go.   That yarn already became the golden waves cowl.

The Pattern for the skirt is from 1978.  I have an awful lot of skirt patterns from that decade, there were some really great skirts in the '70s.  This one has a really interesting wide wraparound waist band that narrows to tie in the front, and best of all it has pockets.  I love skirts with pockets.

The floral voile is quite sheer so I used a slightly heavier plain black voile to line it, it also gives the skirt a bit of body.  I'd love to make this pattern again in the maxi length, I just need to find the right fabric.

I have had the pattern for this top marked since I bought the Burda magazine in 2010.  I was really glad to have found the right outfit for it. 

I absolutely love the neckline and the fit is great.  Except for the length.  I should know by now that Burda Style knit tops are too short for my torso, but it's been a while since I made any so I forgot, and as a result, this one is a little shorter than I would like.  It doesn't matter at all when it gets tucked in, but I will be a little limited in which of my jeans I will be able to wear it with.  

Pattern: McCalls 6389 View B
Fabric: Floral cotton voile & black cotton voile, both from Spotlight.
Modifications: Lined and shortened.

Pattern: Burda Style 2/2010 Pattern 122A
Fabric: Cotton jersey with lycra
Modifications: Clear elastic reinforced neckline.