Ah blog, how I’ve missed thou. Or rather, I’ve missed frivolous things like sewing as opposed to writing on my essay (50 pages and counting…). Here is one of my more… crazy outfits.
Dan and I binged on the last few episodes of Mad Men last week (I cannot get over what an amazing show it’s been) and suddenly thanks to the glorious Joan, I knew exactly what to make with this jersey I’ve had in my stash for ages. An OTT two piece (and I’m clearly thrilled about it).
I’ve had a few ideas, including using the fabric to make another Moneta, but decided instead to use two self drafted patterns in my stash – one tight pencil style skirt with a really simple elastic waist, and an oversized top. The top is very similar to the Hemlock tee, but I drafted my own after realising that the one-size original wasn’t even the slightest oversized on me, haha. I also drafted mine with a dipped hem in the back.
Anyway, these were perfect projects to squeeze in whenever I needed a break from staring at my screen. Also, I’ve secretly been longing for my own two-piece setacular since Sophie’s party last year and all the amazing outfits that kept popping up…
Dan isn’t a big fan of the OTT aspect of this outfit, but I like it. It’s like I’ve suddenly got the brilliance of the 80s revival, just a few years after everyone else…
I’m also really pleased about making it into a two-piece because of the versatility of it. The colours of the fabric go really well with a surprising amount of stuff in my wardrobe.
The top paired with a pair of jeans:
- Patterns – self drafted
- Fabric from Walthamstow market: about £8 as far as I can remember…