Aloha Dear Readers,
Mahalo for stopping by! While I was on break for the Christmas and New Year's holiday, I had a chance to visit a discount retail store where I found a Cable and Gage knit top. The last time I found this exact style, which is a favorite of mine, was a couple of years ago. You can imagine how delighted I was to discover that it was just my size, in excellent shape, and in a print I adore. I still want to figure out how to come up with the pattern so that I can start to make this style myself. For now, I snapped up the top and immediately went "shopping" in my fabric stash to find some material to make a suitable skirt to go with it.
I found a medium-weight rayon suit fabric in a slightly off-white color with a chevron pattern woven in. I bought about 4 yards of this fabric several years ago from Fashion Fabric Club online, and I think it was between $6.00-$8.00 a yard. It was perfect for the top. I had already pre-washed and dried the fabric too, so it was instantly ready to go! Now to find the perfect skirt pattern, I decided on New Look 6789, View E, which was also in my pattern stash. I made my usual, a size 10, and made no adjustments to the pattern.
|Rayon Suiting Fabric|
|Slippery Knit Lining attached to White Muslin waistband lining|
I am certain this skirt will see lots of wear with lots of different tops! It is definitely a versatile addition to my work wardrobe. Have a magnificent week!