The “Is it Valentines Day?” Outfit
Fabric: 1 yard cotton, $1 and 2 1/2 yards corduroy, $2.50
Pattern: Simplicity 2154 for the skirt (free), Vogue 6906 for the top ($1)
Year: 1950 for the top, 2011 (reprint) for the skirt
Notions: 2 buttons, 1 zipper
Time to complete: 5 hours
First worn: January 2012
Wear again? Definitely
Total Cost: ~ 4.75
This has been a crazy week. In addition to the Sew Weekly challenge, I’ve entered in my city’s Project Selvedge (very similar to Project Runway, but you sew/design a garment a week). What was I thinking?!
My original thought for the Down Under challenge was shorts and a tank top but did a botch job when I was cutting my fabric. Oops. Instead, I decided to use this blouse pattern that I was feeling ‘eh’ about and the reprint Simplicity. I had to resize the blouse and wish I had down the same with the skirt. Even though the pattern picture makes it look very body hugging, it hangs like a boat on me. I’ve already worn it four times since I finished last Friday and am thinking I’m going to take it in. I also made a half circle skirt out of the corduroy.
Be sure to keep an eye on my blog, as I will be posting my Project Selvedge picture there every Friday night.