It’s All About The Necklace
As soon as I read the challenge for this first week this necklace instantly came to mind! My husband gave it to me for our anniversary one year. It’s from etsy seller Freshy Fig and I love it! I always felt that it looked best with neutral colors, which I have few of in my wardrobe.
This look came to mind almost immediately. I had intended to use this cream eyelet knit to make a project for the Colette Palette Challenge, but never got around to it. I’ve had that sheer fabric for so long, I can’t remember where I got it, lol. The fabric for the skirt was the only piece I bought during the meet-up Oona organized, and it was from the remnant table. It seems fitting that I would finally use it for my first Sew Weekly challenge!
This is my Oona pose. The one where I’ve suddenly discovered how great my butt looks!
Ebony & Ivory Sweater and The 21&Over Skirt
The eyelet is a bit sheer so I layered it with a sheer black knit I had on hand for the front and back pieces. The two together are quite opaque. I treated the two layers of fabric as one, since neither had the tendency to curl or roll. I joined three of the four sleeve seams on my serger and then stitched just beside the serged edge (using a stretch stitch). I serged across the entire neckline, folded it under and stitched it down with a length of ribbon on the wrong side to lend structure. Once that was complete, I serged and stitched the last sleeve seam and then the under side of the sleeves and side seams.
The skirt requires almost no explanation, it’s a tube and a waistband. Sized for a woman who is no longer 21. I only ended up with those cool serged panels across the front because it was too big to start. I cut the front apart in random slices and serged it back together slightly smaller and then whacked on the waistband. The serged hem was left exposed. Super easy.
Fabric: Eyelet Sweater Knit from Fabric.com $8.97 for 1.5 yards :: Sheer Black Mystery Fabric (under body of sweater) price unknown :: Black Stretch Cotton Blend fabric from the Garment District app. $2
Pattern: The Basic Raglan from Built By Wendy Sew U Home Stretch, modified :: No pattern used for the skirt.
Notions: There is a velour/velvet ribbon attached to the inside of the neck of the sweater for stability
Time to complete: 2-3 hours
First worn: For these photos!
Wear again? I will, as soon as it warms up on the East Coast
Total price: About $15 including ribbon and a few $’s for the fabric I can’t recall the price of.