It all started with a floral knit that I found while taking a turn down the knit aisle at JoAnn Fabrics. What I was doing there, I will never know. But this particular print immediately caught my eye. And it was not made of polyester!! Hooray!
I was unsure that a rather thin rayon knit would ever come in handy, but it came home with me anyway. Probably one of the main reasons is that I really love the color turquoise . . . and I find it hard to resist an oversized floral.
A few months later, while looking for a bottom weight fabric for a skirt, I came across what looked like the same print, but this time in the cotton stretch woven textile that I have had quite a bit of luck with in the past.
Aha! I knew exactly what to do with that knit. A double layered wrap top was just the ticket, and the cotton/spandex was perfect for a lovely full skirt, making Butterick 6285 the obvious choice.
This wrap top pattern is wonderful. I will definitely be making myself another version when the right fabric comes around.
But for now, I have a lovely new outfit with so many possibilities. This whole separates business is really beginning to grow on me. Now I just have to train myself not to avoid solid colored fabrics like the plague and my outfit possibilities will be endless!
Top & Skirt: Made by me, Butterick 6285
Shoes: Remix “Baby Doll”
Earrings: Banana RepublicRing: Grandfather’s high school class ring