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Lavender Floret skirt/top

Added Aug 10, 2010

by loyl8

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






I made this skirt as a toile mock up for a dress. I drafted an A-line from a how-to in “Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics” and an article in a sewing magazine from “Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified”. I added a side zipper and some pink lace to peek out the top. It’s high waisted. I thought with the left overs I would try my hand at a bra-esque kind of top. I took an old bra and and cut off the pieces that I needed. Used light purple seam binding around the top. I hand made polka dot bias tape straps. I couldn’t find a bra hook for this so I used snaps instead. The inside has elastic and a little bit of pink lace peeks out the bottom to match the skirt. I used the http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/contour-bust-dress-and-tute editorial for the top and shortened it a bit. I really like it for spring/summer. I think I might make that cute floppy hat to go with it..who knows! I really helped me with my dress I’m working on. Can’t wait to finish it!!!

Material Notes

Floral remenant cotton, repurposed elastic, circles, sliders (not sure what they are called) from a previous bra, cotton polka dot bias tape (homemade), purple seam binding, snaps, pink lace seam binding, thread, hook & eye closure, and a pink invisible zipper.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Romantic

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    Apr 4, 2011, 03.32 AMby mnavoy

    I LOVE how to made it two pieces. The crop top is amazing

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    Aug 10, 2010, 09.55 PMby lkeogan

    So cute! I love it, it really suits you. Good job :)

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      Aug 10, 2010, 10.30 PMby loyl8

      thank you so much. Not quite sure where I’m really going to wear it without the tank on, but who knows. :)

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    Aug 10, 2010, 03.29 PMby Jill Broadhurst

    Very pretty and love the contrasting straps

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      Aug 10, 2010, 08.44 PMby loyl8

      thank you :) I had to add a little fun!

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    Aug 10, 2010, 05.47 AMby 5294sandras

    I like it!!!!

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      Aug 10, 2010, 08.47 PMby loyl8

      thank you :)

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