Pretty Tall Style - DIY Blog - Tall Women's Fashion Blog Shop The Look

Skirt: DIY, New Look 6762 view B

Top: DIY, Vogue 8901 view C Bodice

Blazer: J.Crew, really loving this one available in tall

Bag: J.Crew, currently 20% off use code: SHOPPINGTIME

Shoes: Enzo Angiolini via Nordstrom Rack

Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion and DIY Blog

Hello lovely people!  Today I am wearing a diy crop top and maxi skirt made from a beautiful paisley print fabric I picked up from my local Fabric Mart. I’ve had it  and as I’m trying to use up at least half of the fabric I have before purchasing new I decided to sew it up into a crop top and maxi skirt. I love the fact that you don’t have to actually show your midriff in order to wear a crop top as long as you pair it with a high waist bottom.  Which I did here with my matching maxi skirt. I decided to pair my DIY crop top and maxi skirt with caramel to bring out the burnt orange color in my paisley print and I really love the contrast. I’m learning as a lover of color that it is important to have neutrals in the closet as well to balance everything out.

I used Vogue 8901 view C bodice portion for my top and eliminated the darts because I wanted a looser, boxier crop top as opposed to a slim fitting bodice that it would be had I actually sewn the dress.  I added 2 inches in length even though I knew I wanted a crop top, I am tall  and needed the extra length for it to hit where I wanted it.  For my skirt I used New Look 6762 view B.  The pattern calls for knits or fabrics with a generous amount of stretch.  The fabric I used is not a knit but a rayon blend I believe, I actually cut my fabric out about 1″ bigger along the sides to accommodate and give it a bit more fullness and it worked just fine.  For the length I added about 5 inches to accommodate for my height and make sure the skirt covered my ankles.Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion Blog

Pattern Review for the Skirt:

Pattern Description: Misses Separates

Pattern Sizing: XS – XL I cut the Large since I wasn’t using a knit.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did view D.

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn’t follow the instructions because it was a super easy skirt with two seams and an elastic waist.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really loved how easy it is and fast to sew. I love the cut of the maxi skirt.

Fabric Used: Rayon Challis

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Because I am really tall I added about 5 inches in length. Also because I wasn’t using a knit and wanted a little more volume I added about an inch to each side.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will definitely be sewing this pattern again as maxi skirts are my summer essential. I would definitely recommend this pattern to beginners and newbies. It is super easy and fast.
Conclusion: Great pattern! Although it is a simple basic skirt, if you choose a fabric with a great color or print it brings it to life.

Thank you so much for stopping by!