Monday, October 9, 2023

A Fresh Bouquet of Flowers

As expected, the addition of a jean skirt to my wardrobe was an excellent idea.

It has already been a workhorse since I finished it a few months ago, and I would not be adverse to making another if I come across more denim yardage that I like.

I'm not a fan of light wash denim, but perhaps another dark blue would be a nice addition; I'm thinking that a knee length option would be very useful.

But am I done with this skirt pattern?  I have made quite a few of these, and I would absolutely make another.  I'm not entirely sure how full this is . . . maybe somewhere between a 1/2 and a 3/4 circle skirt?  And it's a great option when I don't want to deal with all of that extra fabric from a full tea length circle skirt, but still want a classic shape.

As for the top . . .

I am quite pleased with how this turned out, and I am thrilled that I finally found a use for this vintage remnant of fabric! 

Lengthening the sleeve worked fine, so I probably should have done a better job of marking those changes on the pattern for the future, but I can always reference the actual garment if I need to.

One thing to note is that the front neckline is quite low.  I don't mind a low neckline, but this one required me to go searching in the back of the drawer for an appropriate bra, so it's definitely something to keep in mind with this pattern.  And it would be a super simple alteration to make (just make sure to make the same change to the matching facing!).

But overall, I am going to call both of these items a success.  And I do understand why people love jeans; this blue twill really goes with everything - just don't expect me to get on the pants bandwagon any time soon; I am very happy with a few good jean skirts.

Blouse:  Made by me, "Picnic Top" from Charm Patterns
Skirt:  Made by me, Simplicity 8458
Necklace:  Rafael Jewelers
Shoes:  Colin Stuart

1 comment:

  1. Love how this top suits you, and the length of the skirt with those heels is just right!
    Mary in Thailand