I’ve been wanting to make a separate set forever. They’re perfectly cute together and still adorable apart. When I saw the below photo I just knew I had to used my linen grid fabric from Purl Soho. I bought the neon pink version which features a — inch grid pattern.
The Making: I couldn’t decide on what patterns I was going to use for the top and bottom. I originally planned on using the Brooklyn Skirt from Seamwork Mag but my printer has been on the fritz lately. Another Colette pattern, Rue, worked perfectly and it had a skirt only tutorial!
I ran into another problem with the pattern for the top. I initially planned on using the sloper pattern I purchased months before from BurdaStyle but I realized I purchased the plus size version. I ended up using Colette Laurel for my top.
The Rue skirt tutorial was super easy and I love how full the skirt is. Plus it has pockets!
The Mods: The only modifications I made were to the top. For the Laural top, I simply shortened the pattern to sit right over the top of the skirt. Added snaps to the back instead of a zipper.
The Styling: What I love about this outfit is that is three in one. Easter morning I wore the top and skirt together then I traded the skirt for jeans. The skirt can be worn with a different top as well.
I’ve been dying to make Osaka by Seamwork Mag (from their March 2015 issue find it here) but I couldn’t find the right fabric for it. Who knew I would stumble upon just what I needed at the thrift store?! I usually look in the skirts for long or too big ones. I use them for either the fabric or I alter them to my size. When I saw this skirt I knew it would be perfect for the pattern. (Do ya’ll remember Parisian’s?)
The Pattern: Osaka from Seamwork Magazine The Fabric: Wool blend from second-hand skirt; Black wool from Jo-Anns Modifications: In my version I swapped the buttons for large snaps. Styling & Versatility: So far I’ve worn it with simple tees that can match either side. As for versatility, that’s a no brainer! It works two different ways and the color makes it simple to wear. Overall Review: I’ve worn it several times so far and I absolutely LOVE it. It’s perfect for combining “scrap” fabric pieces