Posted by cloudyhn
on November 13, 2011 at 3:30 PM
We have nights of frosts and a bit of snow. Definitely Winter is already here. No more going out for a day-trips to adventure Ontario. Staying at home with 2-3 meals per weekend day ... uhmmm ... not fun ... so I had a new idea about sewing: to get myself exciting by try to finish something during weekend besides watching TV, cleaning, doing laundry, cook meals... This weekend is the first.
The outfit was done this morning. Brown interlock knit skirt and bow-tight blouse.
The blouse's bodice was bias cut with self-tight bow. Short sleeves which were take-in shoulder style and binding hems. Fabric is printed polyester as chocolate tracing circles and roses on very light pink/salmon (not really pink) background. The advantage of bias cut was creating the fitness even it is slip-in blouse and no darts. It was no wrinkle, clean look and flattering.
The skirt which was cut as high waist and big width waist band (2 layers), controlled by elastic stitched in between on the top seam. Also as I cut off at mid thigh, I used layers (which were different cut on both front and back: top small width curve pieces, 1/2 circle pieces at center parts and triangle pieces at sides to control flaring. So basicly almost like pencil skirt style but still have so much room for easily moving. Front and back skirt were the same. As interlock knit I did not hem the skirt. Maybe I will top stitch kind of small lace trim (if I find something nice and light at Fabricland) For now, I'm ok with the whole outfit turned out.
One more thing I have to tell - which is why I keep my sewing going on. Total cost (includes tax :)) $7. Steal deal...eh. Now it's ready for work tomorrow with my metallic pink leather jacket ( I got a good deal at Danier store for $60). Yayyyyy...
Not sure I can do like this every weekend but I'll try. Wait for another weekend coming...
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