Do you ever see one of those ideas that makes you want to hit yourself upside the head because you didn’t think of it first? Well Stacey has one of those for us today…
I started with the knee length skirt and the cap sleeve top pattern pieces, added a wee bit of bias binding and created a wide waistband to replace the drawstring.
We means, I can wear these lovelies together, or slip them apart to pair with my favorite pieces already in my wardrobe!
Since the skirt sits at my natural waist, it's great for pairing with a tank top. And since it's made from lightweight jersey knit, it's super comfortable. This alone makes it my new favorite skirt. Since the fabric I used was pretty busy, I added a contrasting bias binding to the skirt pockets.
I added matching bias binding to the edges of the sleeves and added 4 inches to the bodice hem to extend it to shirt length. I have a fairly high waist and the resulting top sits right at the waist band of most of my jeans so I highly recommend taking your own measurements and alter accordingly when sewing this up as a shirt.
I'm thrilled with how this outfit turned out and have already worn the pieces about 6 times since making them. I'm thinking a plain black Catalina skirt needs to be made next. And then a navy blue, and a brown . . . and a brown . . . and well, you get the picture.
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