It’s the last day of this month and it’s time to show my results for the #sewyourwardrobebasics challenge. I’m still inspired by the idea so sew at least one basic wardrobe piece for myself every month and I hope this sewing-flow will stay in my mind for a while. I’ve never been sewing so much like I do these days. So let’s get back to what I made this week.
Some projects are so simple, that they are done in less time than I need to write a blog post about it. This top was meant as a test garment for my pattern alteration of the sweetheart top, but it turned out so beautiful that I need to share it. I altered a very basic pattern and added the cutout detail to the neckline.
Spring has begun here, the sun is shining (mostly), the birds are singing and soon our fig tree will be green again. I love this season, especially the first days when it is possible to leave the house without a coat. I’ve been sewing a lot the past few weeks. I made so many new clothes for the upcoming summer season and I’m even upcycling ten year old projects.
I want to show off these new projects so much, but I’m still pregnant, so I’m not fitting in any of my new clothes, not to mention my old ones. To avoid boring you out with no new content on my blog, I’d like to you some spring outfits and clothes from the past few years. This Outfit here I made in 2017. It is a plaid skirt out of a cute gingham fabric and a matching jersey shirt.
The original pattern of this shirt is a dress from the Fashionstyle 09/2017 magazine. I already made this dress and wrote about it here. The dress is made out of a very lightweight silky trikot fabric, that falls perfectly around the body. I loved the wraplook neckline of this dress so much, that I decided to make a shirt with this pattern too. I just left out the skirt pattern and replaced it with a hip length piece. Also I altered the sleeves from long to medium length. For the shirt I chose a fabric that is a little bit thicker than the one I used for the dress. The fitting is a little bit tighter than the dress, so the shirt has a slightly shaping effect.
I love this shirt very much and before my pregnancy I have worn it very often. I can be combined with a lot of different bottoms, from tight to wide skirts, jeans or wide flare pants.
This skirt is also made from a pattern I already used before, it is already ten years old. The pattern for this beautiful vintage skirt is from the Burda Easy Fashion Magazine F/S 2009. I made this skirt already in 2009 and I still wear it regularely in summer. I will write a post about that skirt another time, promise! I love the vintage inspired pattern and the wide, swinging skirt that is created with plaids on the front and back of the waistline. For this new skirt I chose a cotton fabric with a cute gingham pattern. To add some detail, I sewed some velvet trimming on the seam.
More Pictures please?!
Sadly, I was quite in a hurry when I made this outfit, so I didn’t take any sew-along photos. The only pictures of these two garments are the ones you already see here, though I was wearing them many times last spring and summer. As soon as I can wear them again, I will take some new pictures that show more details of the patterns and the fabrics and I will post a few alternative outfit ideas. Here are a few inspirations already:
- Wraplook shirt with jeans
- Wearing the shirt with a tight pencil skirt and high heels
- Plaid skirt with light summer top for the hot season
For the ones that scrolled to find a short summary:
- Shirt: Black viscose jersey, 300g/m
- Skirt: Gingham cotton and velvet trimming
- Shortened the skirtpart of the dress pattern
- Shortened the sleeves ot medium length
- Fitted the skirt to my measurements
- Added velvet trimming on the seamline of the skirt