14 July 2009

BWOF 103 (5/08) & 105 (3/06)

Pattern: The top (which I have made before) is BWOF 103 (5/08) and the skirt is BWOF 105 (3/06). ETA: BWOF = Burda World of Fashion magazine.












Size: The top is a size 36 and the skirt is a size 38 (with the yoke tapered in to fit my waist better).

Fabric: Skirt - paisley rayon woven from Fabric Mart; top - rayon blend knit from Wazoodle.


Project Photo:

Comments:
Each summer vacation I sew like a woman possessed and I always try to do so with some sort of plan in mind. And what is a plan without a cool name? This year it is the Super Summer Sewing Spectacular (or QuadS for short) I have decided that most of my sewing this summer will be focused on my professional wardrobe. That's not to say I won't toss in a few casual outfits, but my main focus will be on supplementing my teaching togs. In that vein, I started with a skirt and top combo.

The top was created using a pebbly textured rayon/cotton/poly blend knit (with minimal stretch) from Wazoodle. As with the other version of this top, I lengthened the centre front to ensure belly coverage - a midriff baring top could cause irreparable mental scarring of my students.

The skirt is made using a pretty paisley rayon challis fabric, purchased from Fabric Mart last summer. I actually had enough of this fabric left over to make up a simple scarf as well. The skirt is lined with some white mystery fabric (from a FM free bundle) so it's not see-through. The only difficulty with this skirt is installing the invisible zipper so that it lays flat on the hip. Some patience and plenty of basting took care of any issues. ETA: The skirt was finished at the bottom with a simple serger rolled hem - quick and easy!

Conclusion:
Both pieces went together easily and are a nice addition to my wardrobe. So begins the QuadS!

29 comments:

Erica B. said...

You look great in your Summer ensemble!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

One picture...one picture!!!! I was holding my breathe...almost trembling from the excitement of seeing some new clothes...and I get ONE PICTURE! I'm only letting you slide because I know you're disabled..*mumble, mumble*...one picture...*sigh*


Oh...cute outfit! *sigh*

Sigrid said...

Lovely combination.

gaylen said...

The outfit looks great and I hope you wore it to go grocery shopping. You look fabulous, well put together and Summery. g

MaryPat R said...

It looks gorgeous on you.
How did you hem the skirt? It looks like a rolled hem or something tiny. Was it difficult?

Rachel said...

You look lovely!!

shefit said...

Love the outfit!

Dee Dee Warren said...

I am sorry if this is a dumb question, but what is BWOF?

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

Great pieces with great fabric!

Toby Wollin said...

Yes, I too want to know how you hemmed the skirt because I have this 'sheer fear' problem. I too have an FM bundle with some lovely sheer stuff in it but I pick it up, shudder and put it back.

mermaids said...

great outfit. really like the top. BWOF doesn't come in my size. might have to try to hack this using patterns i already have....

Cennetta said...

Great outfit.

gwensews said...

Miss Shannon, you sure do look pretty in that new outfit! Very nice. "Carry on"!!

Nancy (nanflan) said...

Hey, you must be feeling better. Nice outfit!

The Sewing Loft said...

Nice outfit, I like that pattern.

Anonymous said...

Hello
@DeeDee : BWOF = Burda World of Fashion, a monthly pattern magazine from Germany.

The skirt is also a free pattern by the way, you can download it here http://www.burdafashion.com/en/Downloads/Free/1333669-1413206-1333670.html .

Lindsay T said...

Really cute! And very pretty colors.

stacy said...

Adorable! I love the colors - it's so fresh and summery feeling!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Your outfit looks wonderful.

Lori said...

Great outfit, the colors and style look wonderful on you. Enjoy your summer sewing time.

Maggie said...

Shannon, as always, you look terrific. You could do the silver nails with this outfit, no? Actually, the top is in the current Burda counter catalog. It's a dress and top. Nice choices in fabric for this outfit.

Carol said...

I really like the skirt and I've traced the top to make for myself, adding the length as you suggested. I also want to try the dress version this summer. Your shoes are very, very cute! I'm such a sucker for paisley!

Sharon said...

What a fantastic outfit, I've made the top before and I am just about to make the dress. You look so summery and WOW.

Gail said...

Funny how you see a pattern and not feel inspired until someone makes a great version. Great look. I may follow your lead and make one for summer.

Nancy K said...

Lovely outfit.
By the way, what camera do you have? I know that you bought a remote control (and I can see it in your hand) and it certainly seems to make getting a good picture a lot easier.

Lisette M said...

I love your new outfit, such refreshing colors.

angie.a said...

"a midriff baring top could cause irreparable mental scarring of my students."

hehe. Amen, sister. I plan all my school appropriate sewing around what might involve wardrobe malfunctions! :D

Tany said...

Love this outfit, it's absolutely PERFECT!

Vicki said...

Lovely outfit. Good combo. I have made this skirt before - must do it again. It looks very current.