What’s Black & White & Blooming All Over?
Fabric | Printed Stretch Cotton Sateen, two-toned black cotton knit & one of my little daughter’s old shirts was cannibalized for the sleeves. The purse (which was my unposted cheater project for last week’s challenge) is made with a thick 100% cotton Marc Jacobs fabric (which was also used on this failed Beignet and to recover a chair in my apt).
Patterns | BurdaStyle’s Lydia with scoop back mods, my ultimate tee pattern. Simplicity 9823 with a swayback adjustment, the pattern that just keeps giving and giving and giving. The Norma Envelope Clutch from Clevergirl.org, printed at 70%.
Year | All current.
Notions | Thread, a zip and two magnets (cannibalized from an old purse) for the clutch.
Time to complete | Not sure. I made the skirt and shirt during an all night sewing session that included several snack breaks, a Pride & Prejudice viewing and another project.
First worn | While my hubby snapped flicks and to pick up the kiddies from school.
Wear again? | Yes! I love the mixed prints together! If I wore my fro out I would have felt like Solange Knowles’ budget shopping sister ;o)
Total price | I’ll give it a nice round 10 bucks. The skirt fabric was $3.98 a yard, I used less than one. I have a headache so I can’t really bother to hunt around my old emails and my fabric.com account to find the cost of the other fabrics. Because it’s me, you can bet they were cheap.
This necklace was my grandma’s. I’ve had it a while, but it was broken. Two strands had come loose from one side, so I couldn’t wear it. I finally fixed it last week. I LOVE it!
All but three of these bangles were her’s, too.
I love the subtle stripe of the main shirt fabric!
It all works well with the clutch, too. I never would have thought that these four different prints could look anything but ridiculous together.
I’m happy to be proven wrong!