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Nude & Blue

Added Aug 29, 2010

by loyl8

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






I really wanted a nude colored top. I started this it feels like eons ago and kept stashing it away to work on later and I’m glad I did. I had lots of mistakes when I started this top and down the line I learned how to fix them. This sleeveless top is in nude colored light weight stretch jersey and the pocket is some light weight loose woven white cotton cut on the bias. I left the edges raw for my own little added element. I added the white cotton gauze to the neckline, I made bias tape sewed it on then cut down the middle for more the raw edge. I wanted a drapey pocket so that’s why I cut it on the bias. The top is light weight, nude tone, unfinished but finished, and perfect length. I did not use a pattern for this top or pocket.

The skirt is a circle skirt with a blue and white print of different cities around the world. I added inseam pocket to the front panels of the circle skirt. I made a different print waist band and waist tie, but still in blue. I really wanted to find some blue and white “vase/china” print, but unable to find what I was looking for and already had this in my stash. I added and inseam zipper in the back. I made my version of this skirt even all around instead of uneven. I overcasted the edges of the skirt.

I love the combo of the blue/white and the nude top. I conjured up the idea after seeing Keira Knightley with the Rodarte skirt outfit on and wanted to make something similar.

still since I’m pregnant it goes to the pre-prego pile to wear later. Hope you like it.

Material Notes

Stretch jersey, thread, white cotton, white woven cotton gauze. Various blue/white cotton, zipper, hook/eye, thread, interfacing.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic

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    Jan 11, 2012, 01.21 AMby loyl8

    Thank you for the comments!!

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    Jan 9, 2012, 01.42 PMby corarae

    Looks great! I really like the pocket details.

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    Jan 7, 2012, 03.40 PMby tirrs


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    Jan 7, 2012, 10.45 AMby asperge11

    Cute! I love the top and the skirt.

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    Jan 7, 2012, 10.33 AMby bootieshakin

    very cute, i’m inspired, it’s my faves for future inspiration.

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    Jan 7, 2012, 09.09 AMby Jodi Wade

    Pregnant! Congrats!!

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      Jan 11, 2012, 01.20 AMby loyl8

      Thank you!! I’ve been un-motivated for awhile because of being so tired. I’m back now!!

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    Jan 7, 2012, 03.22 AMby wardrobe-cat

    Interesting. Doing things with no pattern can be a lot of fun. Are you due soon?

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      Jan 11, 2012, 01.19 AMby loyl8

      Due march 6th. Coming up!!

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      Jan 11, 2012, 07.46 PMby wardrobe-cat

      Not that far to go, then. Good Luck! Just a hint from a mother of 4… small, handstitched pieces will keep you occupied when feeding. I made small toys and knitted a bit.

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