Many of you know, I have long wanted a straight skirt tha fits me. This one still isn't perfect - but it's darn close.
The skirt while more winter than summer like was perfect for yesterday - the top, not so much. The skirt is a stretch twill with a tiny white pinstripe. The pattern is Simplicity 2154. This version fits much better than the first, as I managed to smooth that crazy hip curve out.
For some reason - the brown pinstripe told me it needed a floral top to wear with it. I should start taking pics before I leave for work - the shoes don't really work and the cardi is totally the wrong color - but such is my life apparently.
The top if my first version of Sorbetto. It's an easy top. It looks a bit long on me in this picture. And I did notice that at the end of the day the hem wouldn't lay flat, so I could be just a smidge shorter.
The front fits well . I sewed the 'pleat' down the entire lenght of the top so there is no pulling.
The back, however, is a mess. It still needs a sway back adjustment.
The binding is a pink ginham that I tea died to make it not so white against the floral fabric.
The maxi still isn't hemmed, but i have been sewing. So that feels good. Now if only I could be as comfortable as Carolyn in front of the camera.