Thursday, March 29, 2018

Wrap Top/Pleated Skirt 2.0

In Dorcas's last post, she made a wrap top/pleated skirt into a fun weekend glam outfit.  Using the same patterns Dorcas has kicked it up several notches into a polished 50s style with a very modern update!  Have you used the same pattern more than once for a totally different look?  Thank you Brand Ambassador!!


If this skirt and top look eerily familiar, that's because they are a deux from my last post! When I find pieces that work well together it's a given that I will make them again right away. No exception with this Burda Style skirt (01/2018 #121) and knit top (Burda 6848).

This time I used the lovely Zig Zag Tweed (Sold Out) and White Rayon Jersey Knit from Sew Much Fabric and a guipure lace remnant from Promenade Fabrics which I used as a border and embellishment.

The construction of the skirt was similar to making a guipure skirt in that I determined the hem length and stitched that first. I then added the guipure border.  I cut individual motifs from the lace and started placing them. Uniformly to begin with:


And then I just kept adding here and there until it looked balanced to me:


Once the lace was all basted in place I stitched it down with my Bernina Stitch Regulator which is a pretty darn awesome little gadget for freehand stitching. I'm looking forward to playing around some more with it.


No individual motifs on the back since it is flat with no pleats. Here it's shown with my jean jacket:


The whip cream and cherry for my Easter treat is a silk charmeuse lining and my favorite Petersham ribbon waistband treatment:



The Burda top I modified by replacing the wide band on the pattern with wrap ties. I made the bodice as instructed omitting the band:


Then I cut two bands on the fold the width of the fabric to make the ties:

I made an opening at the right side seam to thread one of the ties through before wrapping and voila, a great wrap around shirt to complete my Easter Confection:


And I love it with my ribbon candy French jacket!


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