Added Sep 20, 2012
White Lake, Mich...
I made this pleated skirt and breezy blouse based off 2 of my favorite store bought pieces. The original skirt is plaid and little shorter than Id like, but I loved the silhouette so I decided to copy it. It took about 3 trys to get it just right, it was a challenge because the store bought skirt’s pleats are serged away on the inside. I absolutely love how it turned out! It fits perfectly and the suiting material was a perfect choice.
The blouse is a favorite of mine from old navy. I traced the pattern off and perfected it a while ago, its kinda my go to top pattern. I love the loose style, and looks great with pants. The bow print is something I was on the Joann’s website a while ago but never saw in store. When I saw it in the new store by my house I had to get some but wasn’t sure what to make with it because it’s the kinda knit I hate, all slinky and hard to work with. So after thinking it over for a while I decided to use my go to top pattern, plus I knew it would look great with the skirt I was making. It was quite a challenge, the top actually took longer than the skirt even though I’ve made 3 of them before. Overall I’m really happy with the out come. This is my first time making an outfit and not just a piece so Im really excited about that.
the skirt is suiting material and the shirt is a light knit with ribbing used for piping
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