Aloha everyone! Our celebration of 18 years of marriage was perfect. We enjoyed a delicious dinner in Paia at an open air restaurant, and I wore a new outfit. Yes, I finished it in time! I had several ideas for the unique orange and blue fabric, but in the end I used New Look 6969 to create a skirt and Vogue 8581 for a top. The blouse pattern suggests a two-way knit, but I used a coral-colored, cotton, crepe-like, nearly sheer, woven and it worked out just fine. I absolutely love how billowy the sleeves are on this pattern. As you know, for the skirt, I used an interesting wavy print in a faille-like satin, which I underlined in Kona cotton to give it a bit more structure. I am very happy with the fit of both pieces.
Here is a close-up of the skirt front:
Butterick 5913---The Birthday Girl Top
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