The hubby and I are going away on vacation soon and of course I needed something special to wear for a dinner outing! I also wanted something that wouldn't take a lot of time since I've been working a lot lately and don't have much "personal time" anymore! This time of the year is very, very busy at work! So I opted to draft something really quick that I've made before, just using different textiles. I wanted a "two-piece" dress so I could use each piece with other garments for multiple ensemble options. I decided to make a peplum top and skirt which are both very easy pieces to make without a pattern.
I chose two fabrics I already had in my stash that were just waiting on a project like this. One is a black stretch fabric with beautiful little shiny black threads that almost look like little shiny feathers all over the fabric...
I also used a black faux leather I had in my stash as well. Both fabrics I believe were purchased at JoAnn Fabrics a while back. This two piece dress took me approximately 3 hours to make. All I did was lay another peplum top I own on the fabric and cut around it! For the skirt, I pinned the fabric on "Ms. Thing" (my dressform) until I got he fit I wanted (a pencil skirt), sewed up the side seams and added elastic, hemmed it and that's it! Easy peasy!
I really like the "festive" look of this cute little number! The fabric has a nice amount of stretch and almost feels like a very light weight Ponte. This made for a very comfortable dress! Now my hubby looked at this and said..."Wow that's pretty babe, but I think a leather shirt would be cute too"! That's how the faux leather came into play...I had some in my stash that was perfect for this use! So I drafted another skirt, this one only took a couple of hours too. I added a side lapped zipper and guess what...the hubby was absolutely correct! This option is just as nice with a different twist!
Please excuse the "wacky" arrangement of my photos, I'm using Google Docs software on my IPad and it changed considerable after the most recent Apple software update! I think I'll be looking for another blog editing App soon! If you know a good one, I would really appreciate your comments.
I love these three pieces and they will work very well with other pieces too! This is my first "faux leather" skirt and I really like it! I see a few more in my future!
By the way, I don't know if you noticed, but I joined "The Wrap Dress Project". I'm definitely going to try and get at least one wrap dress done before it ends!