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
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.
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.
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