Thursday, March 08, 2018

Modern Weekend Glam

Dorcas is dialing up her weekend glam look!  Comfortable fabrics like jersey knit and a pretty cotton print are easy to sew and wear.  Who says you can’t look fabulous and run errands, too?!   Thank you Dorcas!

Spring is finally here and I'm in love with these two pieces, both perfect for transitioning into warmer weather. The pleated skirt is Burda Style 01/2018 #121 and the knit top is a modified version of Burda 6848. Both of the beautiful fabrics are from Roz at Sew Much Fabric and each gave just the result I had in mind.

Burda Style 01/2018 #121
The inverted pleats of the Burda skirt needed a fabric with some body to achieve fullness without bulk. 








This Italian cotton broadcloth called Greystone Lassoed Flowers  (Sold Out) was just ideal and lovely to sew with. Crisp without being stiff and it presses like a dream.  Predominately a palette of khaki and grey, it's also steeped in sage with touches of apricot. Just my colors!

I pleated out some of the excess before cutting the lining pieces.

Finishing touches are the rayon lining and my favorite Petersham ribbon waistband treatment:

And now on to the Tangelo rayon knit top. Well, it's orange. Need I say more!? This is an 11 oz. rayon/spandex with 75% stretch in both directions. I knew I wanted a wrap top but also more coverage than any I had made in the past. I spotted Burda 6848 while pattern shopping and thought I'd give it a try:





I made View A but added a little experiment to it. I wasn't crazy about the wide band at the waist and decided to replace that with long ties that would wrap the waist and tie in front. I cut two 6" wide strips the width of the fabric, joined them to make one long piece, sewed the bodice to it and voila, a wrap shirt. And a favorite it shall become!

Fits great in the back, as well:



In my closet, this outfit will be easy to accessorize.  I'm really looking forward to wearing it!


4 comments:

Audrey said...

I love seeing faboulous fabrics used to make a fabulous outfit. You look great!

Roz said...

Thanks Audrey-I think so too!

Elizabeth said...

Just lovely and inspiring!

Roz said...

Thanks Elizabeth!!