Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Summer Skirt and Top

Yesterday was errand day for me and I wanted something comfortable to wear in the summer heat. I decided to wear this recently sewn top and skirt. This is an outfit that went together so easily and happily, it fit just right. Love it when that happens - sometimes the first time I use a pattern I end up making adjustments to it before I'm happy but this was one of the rare occasions when all went well without my tinkering. ;o)

I've included a close-up of the linen that I made the skirt from. Very girly with the embroidery and pink tie dye. The halter style top is made from white eyelet that I got from Nicola months ago. At the time, I didn't know what I would make from it, but it is well suited to the top I made from it. (Proof that it's always good to add to your fabric stash.... hee hee).
I bought the pink linen during one of my thrift store adventures. I paid $2 for 3metres on sale day. A very good deal. Besides sewing this skirt from the yardage I have a dress cut out waiting to be sewn and I still have fabric left over to make something else out of. I guess I should really make some sort of bag to match my summer togs.... time to go search the stash for ideas.


Heather said...

That looks fantastic! Love both items, give us some details on the skirt. Does it have a zipper? (basically I want to know how easy is it to make?)I am finding skirts so much cooler to wear in the summertime too. I seem to be getting quite a collection of thrifted skirts but would like to make some too.

Katherine said...

Thanks, H. Yes the skirt has a zipper in the left hand side seam - very easy. No traditional waistband on this style, it's more of a yoke so that it will curve to your body. This means no pleats, darts or gathering to join the main skirt pieces to the yoke - just simple seams. Also no fussing with pant hook and slide closures or a button, snap or anything. Just a zipper.

Samantha said...

Very nice Katherine!