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