December 21, 2014

White Two-Piece

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!
DSC_0027 white two piece self drafted

white two piece self draftedTo 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…

white two piece self draftedwhite two piece self draftedI 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.

white two piece self drafted


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.
white two piece self drafted

white two piece self drafted

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!





Vicky myers

I love the fabric, the texture is lovely. The skirt and top look great together but equally work separately :) wondering about a bit of January sale fabric shopping – Merey Christmas:)


Thanks Vicky! Hope you found some fabric sales to nab bargains in, we’ll post about any fabric sample sales we hear about on our twitter so keep an eye out :)


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