Added Aug 20, 2013
Since last season I have seen this style of matching high waisted skirts and crop tops. I wanted in on this cute matching trend, so I transformed our Theater Dress pattern into a two piece suit! It was simple to do since this dress style already had a waistline seam. I shortened the top by 3" from the waistline, and then added an additional 1 1/2" leather band. I didn’t want sleeves on my suit, so instead I drafted a combined neckline armhole facing. You can see how I constructed my facing here on my sewing technique post.
I used a spray can printed fabric that is actually a digital image of an installation by Toronto artist Julian Michael Majewski, and the lovely people at Spoonflower printed it on shiny cotton silk! I love this print, and style of suit. I can see myself wearing it on an evening out or maybe to an art gallery opening.
Printed Cotton Silk
It's time to enter for our grand prize, an EX100 machine PLUS a trip to Nashville!
Pattern of the Week
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Try out menswear inspired wardrobe staples, like unconventional jackets and high waisted pants.
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