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Mexican Twin Set

Added Sep 25, 2011

by Sara Moskovitz

Portland, Oregon...






I’ve been completely obsessed with matching twin sets in boldly busy patterns. I really wanted cigarette pants to go with this vintage blouse but didn’t have enough fabric so I patterned a very simple (and short!) dirndl skirt with waistband and invisible side zipper closure. The blouse has crazy big mutton sleeves and is fitted with princess seams. Instead of buttons, I decided to try and a clean, finished front and hand sewed hooks and eyes. I made the collar/bow much narrower than the pattern called for in an attempt to modernize the finished look, which I think ended up a little like an ode to Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel meets prairie Americana. I really love it and am excited to wear it with chunky ankle boots for Fall.

Material Notes

100% quilters cotton, eye hooks, invisible zipper



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    Sep 30, 2011, 04.59 AMby Sara Moskovitz

    Thanks so much Ruffles! I’m on a roll with sewing matching-matching right now. I’ll get it out of my system soon enough. :)

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    Sep 26, 2011, 01.39 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    i think this is awesome! the fabric is great and i agree. matching with such crazy fabrics is such fun. love that its topped off with a contrasting tie

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