Another in the summery series! Unseasonal I know but hey, these summaries might be of use to others. Here’s an outfit, the Market skirt and Jasmine.
Patterns: Market skirt from Lisette and Jasmine top from Colette.
With the top tucked in, you can see the skirt in better detail.
I made the skirt as per the pattern, complete with tabs and buttons. I think it’s really cute but you only get the effect if you tuck your shirt in.
Fabric: Exactly 1m of cotton from Ikea, about €5. Nice to work with, nice weight for a skirt, perfect cost for a summer skirt.
I played it safe with the sizing so the skirt is a little big. I also didn’t line it and just finished the waist band with some bias binding I had to spare. I didn’t do a lapped zipper and found the invisible one really easy to put in, since the the waistline is quite low and the hip curve not severe.
As for the top, I’m sure you remember my sleeve woes from here. I used about 1.5m of polycotton and so, it too, did not break the bank. Something like €10 from Murphy Sheehy’s. If I were making it again, I would interface the main part of the collar (not the ties) and not the facing.
I may not make it again because even though it’s pretty and looks lovely tucked in, you might notice that the collar is very wide for my narrow shoulders. I can’t wear anything over it. I had hoped to wear it with a V-neck cardigan but the neckline is just too wide. That said, the main body of the top fits very nicely and there is potential to make it again in a drapey fabric such as satin or silk, minus the collar and the sleeves. Maybe it’s just me but solid basic patterns such as a bias tank top are hard to come by… so the pattern may live on as such.