Happy Monday dear readers, sure you'll know by now how I love to combine patterns. Most times when I buy new pattern(s) or shop through my pattern stash I instantly think about different ways I can combine patterns to make different styles.
I find it boring these days to use one pattern, sometimes I redraft to suite my purpose, and that is exactly what I did with my new combo.
Skirt:Modified Skirt of McCall's 7047
1. Lengthened by 2.5"
2. Added 1" elastic waist
Top: Redrafted McCalls' 6204
Modification made :
1. Removed about 6" off the length,
2. Raised neck line by 1" and
3. Added elastic waist Fabric:
Skirt: Rayon Knit
Top: Stretch soft twill
All you need is your waist, hip and length measurement ............and viola, however for me, I made a 1" wedge at the high hip for my "rear"
This fabric speaks for itself, I got it on sale for 20% of original price and bought the remaining 12 meters, I just love the look and feel of it, . I know I will be making a dress for sure and sell the remaining if possible, I am making a wrap dress for one of my clients already, she also fell in love with the fabric when she saw my skirt yesterday......
To get the tapered hem look, I reduced the hem width my 6" of my hip measurement, this fabric has a bit of stretch so it was so comfortable to walk around all day at work.
What are you up to dear readers? enjoy the rest of the week!!!!!
This dress was made using two combined simplicity patterns, S1873 and S1606, I have used same combination before here in ponte fabric, but this time I used a gorgeous 100% European cotton I bought at my local fabric-land store.
I love the print and softness of this fabric,it feels more like voile. I pre-washed with salt and it bled a little bit which is expected, but after the second wash everything was fine. These pictures were taken after work and no sign of wrinkle..... plus
Looks: With cardi for spring, without cardi for summer