This skirt was self drafted an inspired by Vogue pattern 1247...
I like the pocket styling of the skirt, but did not want to work with the pattern because I wanted to knit skirt with no zipper. So I used one of my pencil skirt patterns and cut the front piece in half. The top half I measured down from my waist to the point where I wanted the packets to start. Then I sewed the upper and lower portions together, leaving spaces open for the pockets. Then I created the pocket bags and stitch them to the packet openings. After that it was pretty easy, just stitched the rest of the skirt together, put the elastic in and it added some light weight knit lining and it was done. Easy Peasy!
I love this skirt! It's very comfortable easy to wear and not to mention gorgeous color! Now the problem was finding a matching top! Luckily for me I have some fabric in my stash I have purchased from Hancock Fabrics earlier this summer. It has a white background with patchwork colors that look like they were painted. The colors are a light turquoise, tangerine and fuchsia. A perfect compliment to the turquoise skirt I just made. I also had a design in mind, but hadn't seen a pattern that look like the thought I had in my head. I wanted a front button peplum blouse with a collar and short sleeves. So I combined a couple of patterns to create the look...I use Vogue 8815 and McCall's 6035. I'm sure you've seen both of these patterns very many times before, just not together. It was pretty easy combining them too.
I use the body of Vogue 8815 (View B) for the base of the top and I only used the collar and collar band from McCall's 6035. Combining these two patterns proved to be easier than I thought and it worked out very well. Now I have a gorgeous blouse to match my new skirt and my new shoes!
I've been sick with a cold for a few days and this was the best thing to make me feel better… Getting behind my sewing machine and coming up with a great outfit!
Did anyone ever hear me say before...I love that I can SEW! My guess is, I bet you all are too! I bet you all have some great stories of clothing ideas you created in your head and now are wearing proudly too.
Thanks for stopping by everyone, but I have to get back to the old sewing machine, I'm REALLY behind!