Added Oct 22, 2011
by Irina Schwab
This is a two part outfit based on Simplicity 8090, an original pattern from 1969.
I had to adjust the pattern to fit my size, and I used the collar as a neck interfacing, but, otherwise, it is a faithful project to the original pattern.
I wanted to sew something for the colder days of autumn, more wearable and classy at the same time. I chose the pattern and initially intended to make a block colour outfit. I changed my mind when I came across this low stretch retro, geometric print fabric which I bough last year.
The skirt is fully lined and has a pearl button at the back. For the top, I chose the sleeved version with a a belt and a bow on the side.
I accesorized it with Rupert Sanderson nude patent leather shoes (as featured in the August and September issues of Burda Magazine), Wallis coat and chuncky ring, fabric rose from House of Fraser, Radley bag and Joules boutique beads.
stretchy polyester fabric with retro print
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