This is just a quick post to show you all the coordinating two-piece I made last week! I picked up the fabric for it from a designer sample sale – it was £4 a metre and I like its heavy weight and stiffness. I’d been looking for some fabric to make a basic skirt in for ages, I seem to have mountains of silk at the moment so this made a nice change to sew with this!
To make the skirt, H showed me how to make a skirt pattern block using my measurements which I then drafted my own pattern from. She learnt this technique at her Ray Stitch course and it’s so handy for dressmaking! It has a basic waistband and zip at the back. I tried to create a classic a-line shape, the edges are perhaps a little too pointy…
I added two darts into the front and four across the back. When you create a skirt block you work out your ‘number’ which relates to how many cm you need your skirt to decrease between your hips and your waist on each side. An average number is around 5 apparently but H and I are both around the 7 mark, gotta love those big butts.
For the top I copied a top I already own which has just a front and back piece and rolled up sleeves. I quite like how it ends up looking boxy and structured in this thick cotton.
My Mum told me the outfit makes me look like an angel in a school nativity play, pretty sure she wasn’t being complimentary but I’ve decided to embrace it. Perhaps it will bring out my angelic side!
Merry Christmas everyone!