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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Olive Outfit Over!

Firstly, the pattern giveaway results, nice and easy, only the Barbie patterns had 2 takers and there are two patterns so I will just split them - that way everyone gets something.  So, Sharon, Mel J, Cass H, Kathy and Cindy, please e mail me your mailing addresses to alchurchman AT gmail DOT com.

Here is the finished printed skirt I made to go with the olive BWOF top.  I started with a TNT a line skirt pattern - BWOF 03/2008 105 and made some modifications to suit the fabric.  As I was using a border print I eliminated the front panel seams (replacing them with darts in exactly the same way described by Summerset in her post of 2nd March) and I straightened the skirt a bit so I could match the straight border.  The skirt is lined with the same fabric I used for the top and I put the invisible zip in the stronger lining layer and handstitched the sheer fabric to the lining layer right next to the zipper.  I cut the lining shorter than the sheer layer - I like the effect and I knew there was no way I would be able to get both hems exactly the same length anyway! 

Skirt front


Skirt back


Me in the olive outfit!


17 comments:

Christina said...

What a great use of that printed fabric. I am totally digging your olive outfit!

Lisette M said...

Your olive outfit looks fantastic on you!

Amanda S. said...

How cute! I love the entire outfit. What a great spring look.

Rachel said...

That is a beautiful outfit. I love that skirt fabric.

j.kaori said...

Great outfit! The skirt print is really cool, and I like how the lining layer is shorter than the print --- very much like summer!

Lisa said...

You look good! I like the sheer part at the bottom of the skirt.

Erica B. said...

That's a great outfit. Love the tribal print fabric!

Lindsay T said...

Loving it! This is perfect for spring weather. Nice job!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is a beautiful outfit! Great idea to sew the zipper into the lining fabric and then handstitch the sheer piece to it!!!

Vicki said...

Lovely! They go great together. I like the shorter lining under the sheer toplayer.

gwensews said...

Skirt looks very nice on you. I love the border print.

Summerset said...

Oh, now that's a smart use of the sheer fabric. What a great effect with the shorter lining!

Audrey said...

Great outfit. You many not be a fan of working with sheers, but you certainly know how to do it. I picked up some new ideas for from you post. Thanks for sharing

Tany said...

I LOVE it! You did a fabulous job on the skirt! Handling sheer fabrics isn't easy!

Cennetta said...

Great looking outfit.

Carol said...

Gorgeous skirt!! I absolutely love that fabric.

elbereth said...

It's a great outfit! That top turned out so pretty.