Vogue 1141 (knit top) and
Burda Style 03-2012 #128 (twist skirt)
Burda Style 03-2011 #128
Red Jersey Knit
92% Rayon 8% Spandex
Marigold Floral Print
100% Italian Cotton
The summer heat and humidity require fabrics and fashion that will keep you cool.
You will also need fabrics that can be washed and dried. Both of these fabrics fit the criteria and were prewashed.
Each fabric shrunk about 1" in length.
The only notion the knit top needed was Gutermann thread.
With the skirt I used Gutermann thread, 9" invisible zipper, interfacing, stay tape and rayon lining.
I needed a full bust adjustment on the knit top. I added 3/4" in width (for a total of 1-1/2") and 1" in length. This allows for 2" of negative ease. In other words, the finished measurement is 2" less than my actual measurement. I can do this because of the amount of stretch (8% Spandex) this fabric has.
I didn't need any alterations on the skirt.
The knit top goes together very quickly.
It has nice details like pleats and side seam gathers.
The neckline has binding to finish the edge.
The design feature of the skirt is the "twist" in the front. The success of this skirt really relies on the
selection of fabric. Soft and light fabrics like cotton lawn or silk crepe de chine will work and eliminate any bulk at the "twist".
I made a lining pattern for the skirt front.
Fold back the front extension and draw a line from the top right corner down to the hem. You can make the lining A-line like I did or make it straight.
(photo credits CG)
This skirt would also look great in computer blues
or make the top and the skirt in the maraschino cherry tie dye knit.