I didn't get my Easter outfit finished on time but it didn't matter because Winter had made its appearance again last week but I have it ready now to show you.
It consists of three pieces. The first two are a funnel neck top made entirely from my SFD sloper and by following Glenda's instructions on a funnel neckline in the Dress Kit book on page . I admit I didn't lower my neckline enough and it fits rather tightly but is still wearable.
The skirt is yet another Rachel Cowlan ( V1247 ). Look here to see the changes I make to the pattern.. the fabric is a textured polyester knit from Fabricville but not available online.
The jacket is made with a quilted look textured knit also from Fabricville. This jacket was a real challenge because the fabric is spongy which resulted in bulky seams and it easily snags but I love the result.
I designed it by first using Sally Silhouette from Surefit Designs which is a great tool and is free. I use it a lot when planning my seasonal pieces and when I get overwhelmed by all the fabric I have and continue to buy ! Lol.
I used my SFD sloper, Burda 6988 and Silhouette Patterns 1825 to draft my pattern. I used the shoulder armscye , back and sleeve of my SFD sloper, the French dart and side from 6988 and the neckline, collar and front opening of the Silhouette Pattern,
Do you like my buttons? I couldn't find large navy buttons so I covered two mismatched ones I had on hand. First I padded them and then I used a rayon knit from my stash that matched the navy of the jacket perfectly. I didn't add a shank to the buttons but merely sewed them to the jacket . I wanted them to lie flat. The real closures are snaps.
I lined the jacket with poly charmeuse.
I had lots of fun coming up with this outfit and designing the jacket using Surefit Designs as my starting point and I can't wait to do more.
Ooh ! The princess lines aren't attractive in the photo and I think it looks better in real life.
The spot you see on the jacket is the snap which I didn't get in the right place so I left it unsnapped.
I never get the snaps right! Never!
My outfit isn't perfect but I like it and will wear it to church first chance I get. I'm making a navy rayon knit top to go with the skirt and I'll wear the jacket with white pants later in the spring. As for the funnel neck top, it will probably only get worn as this outfit.