While going through my winter wardrobe I’ve noticed that most of my sweaters are gray and black.. That’s why I wanted to make a skirt in brighter color.. I went to the fabric store to find a piece of wool in remnant bin, and the only one I’ve found was this pinkish coral.. Of course, I couldn’t resist when I saw this light gray wool and bought it too.. While looking these two fabrics together I got the idea to make a long sleeve top that would go with the skirt.. That’s how this project started..
At the beginning, I only knew that I wanted a cropped top to wear with high waist skirts.. Second thing that went through my mind was to do a little color blocking with the two fabrics I had.. And the last idea was to do a scalloped edges.. Both wools are a bit stretchy, so I took PlantainT-shirt pattern (size larger, just in case) and changed it a lot.. Only sleeves are the same.. I’ve made the neckline less open, cut the length at the waist, added second fabric and scallops.. I don’t love visible stitches on wool.. All hems are finished with blind stitch.. Now when I look at the photos, I think that the top would look better if it had bust darts and narrower sleeves.. But I adore how the scallops look at the waist.. I’ll sure make another similar top..
For skirt I couldn’t decide between three Burda patterns, all for pleated skirts.. After hours of thinking what would be the best choice, I picked pattern #118 from Burda 05/2012.. As I have mentioned, I don’t like topstitching on wool fabrics, and that’s why I’ve made the skirt with invisible zipper at the back, instead of sewing the fly front zipper.. Also, I skipped sewing fake welt pockets.. The skirt has pockets (yay!!) and it’s fully lined..
Behind the camera – my favorite sister Dina :)