I love to read blogs and see the fabulous clothing that my peers are creating. There really are some talented people out there, making the most gorgeous clothing. I then (order the patterns and) wonder whether some of these designs would suit my lifestyle and comfort level. Because I am all about comfort. So having recently made a semi fitted dress, and a cute houndstooth skirt, I thought that I would make one of my rayon jersey skirts, and pull on tops. The fabric is from fabric.com and I like the sweater weight (65% rayon) as it washes and wears really well.
The skirt is based on Simplicity 4221 (it is out of print, but it is a simple 4 gore skirt with an elasticated waistband), and the top is based upon Kwik Sew 3752. Firstly, I have a patterned skirt and a plain top:
Ha! I just wanted to show the sleeves. As wide as they are, they are a fraction of the size on the ones on the original pattern! I also rather like a polo/turtle neck rather than a round neck. I find that it keeps the neckline shape much better, and it is very snuggly!
I then made another top, exactly the same pattern, but out of the same fabric. It makes a great two piece dress that I feel very comfortable in:
So there you have it - some great separates that I can wear to work and also feel comfortable in!
The question now is - what to make next? As the weather is now beginning to turn here in Alberta, I think I may may a fleece cape from Burda . . . . if not, it will be something else!
Happy Sewing :)