Instead, this week, I completed the third piece of an outfit which I know I'll wear a lot, both together and separately with other things in my closet.
What do you think ?
The shirt is S2339 , now OOP but it's one of those patterns with the ABCD cup sizing that we well endowed ladies love because that's one alteration we don't have to make. I used the Cup size D front piece and the fit is really good. However I did do the rounded back, sway back and narrow and sloping shoulders alterations which I do for almost all my garments.
The fabric is cotton poplin.
I made V1247, the ever popular Pamela Roland skirt for my bottom piece. The fabric is a very textured, gorgeous , medium weight polyester from Fabricville ,which , BTW, carries fantastic fabrics , nowadays .
To make the stripes match , I had to pin at the beginning and end of each stripe, baste and use a walking foot but I won in the end.
I changed the pattern a bit. I reshaped it to a narrower width at the bottom because it seemed to want to really be A-lined and I moved the pockets closer to the sides. I omitted the pocket bag and simply stitched down the pockets. I left out the zipper and used elastic in the waistband.
The cardigan is my take on View E of B5789 for which I added 6" to the side seams as well as the diagonal front. I straightened the back as I don't like the dipped back look on me. The fabric is a polyester sweater knit.
For the front , I overlapped the pattern piece for the band to the pattern piece for the front to make it all one . I drafted a facing piece which I sewed ,under stitched, and used Steam- a- Seam to hold in place before I top stitched and that turned out really well.
I also made the sleeves extra long so I could fold back the cuffs which is a look I really like.
Oh and the sleeves are very roomy in this pattern.
Although I like the whole look ,including tucked in shirt on my dress form, on me, not so much. As a matter of fact , i don't like it as an over blouse either with the skirt.
But when I styled it this way, I like it a lot.
But to tell the truth my favorite way to wear this skirt is with this rayon/lycra top made using Burda 6988.
And with the cardi
As for the shirt, I'll mostly be wearing this way (scuba knit palazzo pants made using Silhouette Patterns Yoga Pants. )
Well, that's a lot of pictures but ....
I do hope you found time to sew this weekend.
Happy Sewing from