Last year I purchased 2.2 metres of poly-cotton from Spotlight, planning to make a dress. When I rethought the plan in front of a full length mirror at home, I decided that a dress did not look right in this fabric. So I decided to make a skirt as well. I chose Burda 6937, version B, an elastic waist skirt with CB and side seams and a front pleat:
There is really not much to say about this skirt, except it was so easy, and works really well for me. I doubt it would work for a very curvy figure, as the front pleat would not hang nearly as straight as it does on me.
So, just one or two views, and then I will show you the top:
And that contrast waistband:
The top was another version of New Look 6344:
I have made this before so if you are interested in details about this top, please visit this post.
This would a very straightforward make except for pleating the neckline - working with this pattern set up a real strobe effect and I got quite headachey and squiffy eyed. But don't they look fantastic?
For some reason, a top and skirt works, but when I held it up as one piece, it just was not going to look fantastic at all. I think it is because both of these garments incorporate pleating, which works with the pattern, and with my body shape.
So, I got my new striped dress after all:
With the added bonus that I can separate these garments and wear them with other things. Win :)
That's it for today, and I'll do another catch up post during the week...
P.S. Costing - Top Pattern already used, Skirt Pattern, on sale, $7.95, fabric was $10.19, plus lawn and interfacing $1.50, Elastic, $1.75, Thread and needle allowance 2 garments, $10.00, button, $0.50.
Total: $31.89 for both garments.