At the beginning, I would love to say a few words about this lovely Nettie bodysuit I'm wearing.. It’s not made by me.. A few weeks ago, I asked Mokosha if she would make me Nettie bodysuit from Closet Case Patterns and she immediately sad yes! I always wanted to have someone who would sew something for me (birthday presents are not included!) and now I’m so happy (хвала мачко :D ).. You can see versions she made for herself here and here.. I had this cute knit fabric, orange with birds print, in my stash for couple of years.. I was saving it for something special - like Nettie.. I picked the version with high neck, medium back and long sleeves.. Low back I like the most, but the fabric was too thin for that version.. One more problem was the stretch of the fabric.. Both of us didn’t notice that the fabric stretches only in two ways, instead in four.. Luckily, I don’t have a problem wearing it :) My only part of the work was getting snaps for crotch closure.. I’m in love with my first Nettie, and I can’t wait to get some more :D But it looks like I’ll be the one sewing them in future..
Now about my make.. These days I’m experimenting with drafting patterns and this is my first wearable muslin for a skirt.. For a while I wanted to make a skirt with scallops at waistband.. I imagined that it would look nice with a simple top.. Since this was a muslin, I simply had to add a scalloped hemline, only to see if it would be too many scallops in one garment.. I took basic skirt sloper, added pockets and waistband.. Drafting scallops and making them to run in continuity was once again easy.. I’m really not sure which forces are helping me to get them right every time with all different measurements I use.. In my stash I had this navy cotton, about 60-70 cm of length, which I bought long time ago for sewing a shorts.. Since I don’t need one more navy shorts, I used it for this skirt..
I’m not a good model for this skirt.. You can see that it’s a bit tight at my hips.. It would be better if I added a few centimeters at that part.. If I put that fact a side, I like how scalloped waistband looks with my cute Nettie.. Somehow, scallops at the waistband and at hemline look okay in this garment.. Probably because it’s made in solid color fabric and has a simple silhouette..
Behind the camera - my dear friend Mokosha :)