Skirt And Top

I have a new outfit. wpid817-20140607-161433.jpgThe skirt is from my maxi skirt pattern. I added about an inch to the length of this one because I wanted it a little longer than others I’ve made.

I got a really good deal on a Craftsy class called Pant Fitting Techniques. I’ve been watching it and I’ve learned some nice things so far. One thing I realize now is that my natural waistline is high in the back and pretty low in the front. So for this skirt, I came down lower gradually from the side seams and ended up two inches lower at the center front.

I’m not sure if that makes sense, and I forgot to take a picture of the waistline. But I really like how it fits me now. I don’t have to slouch the front down to where I want it to hit because the waistband just hits there.wpid819-20140607-161447.jpg

For the top, I used my scoop tee pattern and made gathers in the front like I did for my chevron top.

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I used the regular scoop tee sleeve for this one, but I did add a little bit of width to the sleeve. Last year when I drafted this pattern I didn’t have much muscle mass in my arms. But then I started swinging heavy kettlebells (heavy for me anyway!) and over the past year, I’ve grown some guns and my pattern fits a little snugly in the bicep area. The pattern slopes in a little for the body of the sleeve, so I changed it to be at a 90 degree angle with the end of the armscye. That gave me just a bit of room, but it was enough.

For both the top and the skirt I used rayon fabric with a little bit of spandex in it. I just love the drape of rayon so much.

I love working with knits because they’re so easy. I had a new skirt and top real quick and they’re very comfortable too.

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