My past two projects have been self-drafted garments – a pencil skirt and a knit top with a draped collar. I don’t know quite how to describe it, so I’ll just post pictures.

Oh yeah… There’s something a little different about my hair.

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As you can see, I got some blue boots.


Here’s the neckline of the top. I drafted this top about five years ago – in fact, the first time I made it was December 2011. I put sleeves on it that time. This is the 6th version. Some of them end up with sleeves. One became a dress with a fabulous Pucci-esque print. Anyways, this is a simple tank top out of this terrific print.

The skirt is a cotton jacquard. Photographs don’t do justice to the jacquard pattern. It has some stars and flowers and a variety of great vines and other wonderful things. I’ve lined it with a crepe of unknown fibre that was in my stash. Putting the lining together with the walking pleat at the back was really hard. I had to re-sew it by hand three or four times before it would hang properly.

Anyways, this outfit is the epitome of what I’ve been trying to do with my Seasonal Sew Wardrobe in blue and orange. The other pieces haven’t yet lived up to my expectations, but I’ll keep trying.