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Hogmanay outfit cowl neck top & simplicity skirt

Added Jan 2, 2014

by lollipop31

Falkirk, United ...






I always love a new outfit to wear on Hogmanay and bring in the New Year, normally a trip to the sales would be in order to find something suitable, however towards the end of 2013 I had started to focus more on making my own clothes so decided to make my Hogmany outfit.

I chose the Burdastyle pattern Cowl Dress 10/2012 (which I have made and is lovely) and decided to make a sleeveless top using the pattern. The fabric I used was a black stretch crepe, which was surprisingly lovely to work with. I thought it might have been tricky but a few adjustments to the machine it made up really nice and has a good drape to it. I do love a cowl neck.

The skirt was a Simplicity pattern 2451 which I made in a black and silver material. I’m not quite sure what type of material it is – it looks like black and white base with stretch lace over it sewn on with silver thread. I bought it as it reminded me of material my granny had a dress made from when I was very little. So it brought back lots of family memories. Anyway it was good to sew with but had lots of seam bulk so I was trimming away to make it neater. The only adjustment to the skirt was to shape it in a bit at the bottom so it curved in at the hem line rather than being straight.

I was delighted with the finished results and had a great Hogmany with the family and hope to be adding a whole lot more sewing projects in 2014.

Material Notes

Top – Black stretch crepe.
Skirt – strange black white base material, with stretch black lace on top, sewn on with silver thread.




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    Jan 4, 2014, 03.26 AMby rita61

    Very nice outfit.

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    Jan 2, 2014, 05.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very chic and elegant outfit! I like the cowlneck very much – the top and skirt suits you perfect :) fabric is very lovely for the skirt!

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      Jan 6, 2014, 08.44 PMby lollipop31

      thanks – I always struggle to pick fabrics so I was pleased when this worked.

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    Jan 2, 2014, 02.47 PMby Mary Athey

    Your outfits lovely, i have been eyeing iup this pattern for a while. I’m glad you had a lovely new years eve and i look forward to seeing more in 2014. X

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      Jan 6, 2014, 08.45 PMby lollipop31

      thanks – I have a huge list of projects – now I just need to get out there and find some fabric.

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    Jan 2, 2014, 02.24 PMby bluepinky

    very elegant dress, well done x

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