Well, not completely modern.
The skirt is a vintage dress pattern that I love. I actually wore the dress today and have decided I need to make a Fall or Winter appropriate version.
One more project to add to the list, which gets longer every day!
I am not exactly sure what made me pair these two designs together, but I am very pleased with the result.
The Cynthia Rowley design is wonderful . . . and those pants look pretty cute, too. If only I was six feet tall like the model.
There have been quite a few questions about the bra cups I used for this top. They are Dritz Soft Molded Bra Cups I found at JoAnn Fabrics – nothing special. I will say that I have used their Molded Bra Cups before and they are like armor. I prefer something that can actually bend – both for wearing and during construction of the garment! The Soft Molded version can be trimmed down, which is also handy.
Because the design has under-bust and princess seams, there are plenty of seam allowances to tack them into place.
It just hit me – both of these patterns are Simplicity. Perhaps the pairing is not so strange after all, even if they are separated by sixty plus years!
Top: Made by me, Simplicity 1371
Skirt: Made by me, Simplicity 3224