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).
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.