Today is a beautiful sunny day, and perfect for showcasing this latest look. I used New Look A6129 to make the long skirt. It is view A, without the drawstring waist. Instead, I finished the waist with 1" wide elastic. I attached it to the top of the skirt, folded it down and top-stitched. I also cut out view E, in a solid knit, to line the skirt since the fabric is see-through at the narrow horizontal stripes. This knit came from Fabric Mart. For the top, I was inspired by this photograph from In Style magazine. I'm not sure what issue it came from, but I love the shape; narrow sleeves, loose body, and color-blocked style. Since I didn't have any patterns in my stash similar in design, I created my own. The body of my t-shirt is made from a scrap of modal knit, if I had to guess, in a mauve color. The sleeves are made from a cotton/lycra knit in a dark brown. I finished the neck with a double layer of both fabrics. Overall, I'm not in love with the color scheme (brown/mauve), but I do love the comfort of both pieces, and I am pleased with how the t-shirt came out. I have the same skirt fabric in denim blue, and I plan to make the same skirt, with a different type of t-shirt, before I put this pattern away.
Here is my interpretation of the above t-shirt:
And here is the skirt and top together:
And on a sunny day, the skirt has a bit more playfulness with the peek-a-boo lower half.
A big "Mahalo" to all who stop by to visit and comment! To answer Mrs. K's question on the Jalie 2919 post, I am wearing a lace-knit, store-bought, black, camisole. Aloha!
My name is Shannon, but my siblings call me Mushy... I am a 44 year old wife and mom. I started sewing in junior high or high school on my mom's Viking. I had an amazing Home Economics teacher who taught me solid techniques. By my junior year, I had sewn a Vogue Bellville Sassoon dress, rated "advanced" for prom. Sewing runs in the family. I was bound to catch the "bug". I hope to inspire you to pursue your sewing interests as I have been inspired by others in the sewing community to pursue mine. Thanks for visiting!