I had hoped to make this outfit over the holidays, but I never quite got to it. I did a lot of reading, and very little else.
So now I’m paying for that lack of industry. I have two purses to get done in the next two weeks, so of course, I made myself something new to wear.
I did make a start on one of the purses, and cut out interfacing for both of them, so I can say that it is in process.
Comfort seems to be the key in my sewing lately. I have been using, and altering, some patterns I drafted this summer to create some different looks for them. Ponte is my fabric of choice. It is a thicker knit, and feels nice.
There are many different types of ponte fabric, with different weights and lycra contents. This one is a medium weight, and it feels like a heavier knit with a bit of drape in it. My skirt in this post was a heavier weight, with not much drape.
The draped top is a long sleeved version of this top. I made one in black first, for the funeral last weekend, and the shoulder was too far over. I had to take an inch off the shoulder and size down the sleeve. I like how this one turned out, though.
Next is my 4-gore skirt. It has 4 pieces to get this hem shape. One for the front, one for the back, and one for the sides. I think the back could come up a bit, but I like it overall. Maybe a bit more fullness on the bottom, though. Always something to tweak!
The fabric is a ponte, so it doesn’t have as much stretch as a knit. It has a nice drape, though.
Now that I have a nice comfy outfit to work…I guess I should work on those handbags!
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