Sunday, December 20, 2015

A New Purple Outfit ( Both Pieces by Silhouette Patterns )

Amidst all the Christmas preparations and gift sewing, I managed to sneak in some time for a simple two piece ensemble that will be nice for Boxing Day wearing, I'm thinking.

The top is made with  a not very stretchy polyester print bought at Fabricville. I used Peggy's Gorgio's Top pattern , which really is a great one to use if you like the peplum look but are too old for the real thing (like me, IMO ). It has four panels in both the back and the front so there is plenty of room for fitting adjustments.Another really good thing about this pattern is it's modified  or moderate  dolman sleeves . Oh , and I added a neckband rather than folding back and topstitching the seam allowance.





 I added a couple of inches to the length of my top, just because.




I really loved my last version of this one and I love this one too. It is so easy to wear and is dressy without being too dressy, I think.

The pants are a perfect colour match scuba knit, which I spied last week at Fabricville and almost screeched in delight!. I used the SP Three Piece Yoga pant pattern which I narrowed for a slim pant look. I add two inches to raise the waist for this pattern as I prefer that fit because of my muffin top .

And here are the two together. I'm very happy with this outfit. Each piece was a quick make and I think they make a great look for me.



And worn with my silver sparkly  RTW  cardigan which is a staple in my Christmas Season wardrobe.


Now on to finish some doll clothes for my little sweeties and then I'm done and ready for some Ho! Ho! Ho!

Merry Christmas everyone !


12 comments:

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

This is a great casual outfit that you will look amazing in for Boxing Day! I will remember this look - cause it will work well for my new job situation. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful holiday season!

Coco said...

Stunning! Love the colors and the print in the top. I'm going to take a look at that pattern, new to me!

MaryEllen said...

I love both items & the fabric is very pretty . Pants are on my list to try for he New Year . Great job

Linda T said...

The outfit is perfect!! I, too, love the Georgio Top and need to pull it out again. I think I have 2 in the closet now. Enjoy the holidays!

Barbara said...

Diana, like you I'm a little past the cutesy peplum look. Did you add the length to the top in the body or at the bottom? It's a great look on you!

Vicki said...

Merry Christmas! What a lovely outfit. Just festive enough.

Nancy K said...

I love yours as much as I love this pattern. I must have made this top at least 6 times so far. It's time to make it again; you've inspired me. I like a neckband too.

Bonnie @ sewplus.blogspot.com said...

I love your fabric choice for the top. Great job! You look lovely!

Sarah Liz said...

I agree, the fit and flare look is a much better option at our age - I have also passed on the peplum top look. You look lovely, and I do like the Xmas sparkle cardigan. You have given me ideas...


Merry Xmas, Diana, and Happy New Year. I hope to be out and about in blogland a bit more next year - this year was one of those up and down years.

Ann (SewBabyNews) said...

Beautiful top! I love purple, and the necklace is just gorgeous too. Have a great holiday!

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

Lovely outfit. You look great in purple.

Claire S. said...

Merry Christmas Diana ! The outfit is beautiful and you look fah-bulous :-)