When RP Custom Fabrics offered up these strike-offs for sewing up, I knew my time would be at a premium. Unfortunately, this past week and upcoming week, we are in the thick of games and tournaments. My poor kiddos are tired, tired, tired, but luckily school is almost out for them. It is hard to have all these games, PLUS homework.
I got this sample to sew up last Thursday or Friday, so I washed it up and then didn’t have any time to sew. Last night I got home at 5:15 yesterday from work and proceeded to cut, make and photograph these two pieces before leaving for my son’s baseball game at 7:45 (yes, it was a late one for the boys last night). Photographing these at 7pm wasn’t fun, since the sunshine was bright and not low enough and then my remote was dead. Being in a hurry, you will always, always have issues!
These are my two pattern drafts that I love the fit. The top is here, and have a one size pattern for it. I actually moved the front top part out from the seam a few extra inches to get more of a drape on it. You just keep the bottom pattern piece against the fold line and move the top part of the pattern out at an angle.
This fabric had a great drape for this type of top. It was a bamboo lycra, which incidentally, is now being offered in these prints for this round of fabric at RP Custom Fabrics. It is one of my favorite fabrics to work with since it feels so nice.
The skirt is this pattern draft, just lengthened by 5 or 6 inches. This is a nice heavy cotton lycra, so it works really well for a skirt. Definitely not see-through.
The colors on this cotton lycra print are so pretty and vivid. This print is called Piedra and is available to pre-order at RP Custom Fabrics through the end of June. I have a few more prints in this line to make and photograph, so more will be forthcoming!