24 July 2007

Simplicity 4076 & Vogue 8134

Pattern: Simplicity 4076 (view D) & Vogue 8134 (skirt)

Size: S4076 comes in sizes 8 to 24 - I made size 8. V8134 comes in sizes 6 to 20 - I made size 6.

Fabric: Chocolate brown bamboo knit from Wazoodle & Michael Miller Funky Flowers from WalMart (left over from this dress).

Project Photo

Comments: This was another fast and easy summer outfit. My summer wardrobe is sadly lacking and I am in the process of trying to beef it up.

The skirt has four panels (two wide for front and back; two thinner for the sides) and an elastic waist. This skirt sews up, from laying out to hem, in about an hour and a half. It looks quite cute on, considering the simple design.

The top is also quick. I like the cap sleeves and the gathering at the neckline. However, in making this top before, I found the scoop a bit low, so I raised it by 1/2". Next time I will raise it a further 1/2" because my favourite bra shows above the neckline. It can still be worn, just with other undergarments. This is my first time working with the bamboo knit. I'm not sure if I love it. It is really soft and drapey, which at first seems wonderful. However, that soft, drapiness tends to cling to and emphasize every little lump and bump. I may double the fabric next time I use it, to minimize this.

Conclusion: I love the skirt pattern and have plans to use it several more times - it has that 60s A-line flair that I love. I am still trying to perfect the fit of the T-shirt. All in all, another cute summer outfit.


Tara said...

I LOVE it! So cute and retro and summery.

Summerset said...

I have the same issue with the neckline on that t-shirt. Next time I make one, I'm raising it at least 1".

The outfit is still extremely cute and you can always layer a bright top underneath.

Adrienne said...

Very, very cute!!!!!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Woohoo!!! More cute summer outfits! You are going to be so well dressed this summer!

BTW, did you incorporate the wearable muslins from your SWAP into your wardrobe???

Vicki said...

Very nice! Cute skirt.

Tany said...

Gorgeous! Love the flower printed fabric!

jemima bean said...

Love them both, but I am really loving that tee! I need that pattern, I've seen it a few times this summer and every time its wonderful!


Mimi said...

Love it, that skirt fabric is so cute.


Pam said...

Very cute! I am also searching for a good t-shirt pattern, there always seems to be something a little off in all of them.