First up, a simple peasant-style combo. It’s always good to start with the easy stuff.
The skirt is slightly gathered at the top with a wide ruffle at the bottom, from this pretty 1976 pattern.
This is a heavy cotton gauze, and I pressed the fabric completely flat before cutting to avoid going off-grain. After sewing, I washed it to get the wrinkles back, but I might wash it a few more times to get it nice and crinkly.
The top is based on one of the hundred or so Anthropologie pages I have saved.
|Anthropologie, Spring 2011 or 2012?|
It doesn’t look much like the inspiration garment, but I like the colors and the loose shape anyway.
Instead of the drapey rayon knit of the inspiration top I wanted to use leftover cotton voile from some of my other projects.I divided the front piece of this pattern to use multiple fabrics, then replaced the pleats with gathers, and bound the neck with contrast trim.
Next, a big project worthy of Sewing Month: Grading up a pattern! Hand sewing silk! Lining a pleated skirt!