My latest outfit is a vision of beige! This is not a bad thing I feel as it makes for two super versatile pieces. I'm not too sure about wearing them together all the time, but for a classic summer look I think it works.
For the top I used the Megan Nielsen Banksia pattern, my TNT top pattern of late. I really like the fit and it is easily modified. As usual (for me) the armholes and neck are faced with bias binding. I also modified the collar to reduce the depth, I ended up taking about 1.5" off the total depth, which with my narrow shoulders I feel works better, it's not so overwhelming on me.
The skirt is the Kelly skirt also by Megan Nielsen but with the button placket omitted. To do this I simply used the buttonhole markings as my centre seam and cut on the fold. I did not cut the back on the fold as instructed, instead I cut it with an extra seam allowance on the "fold" side so I would have room to put in a lapped zipper. I am pleased with the end result although my fabric is stiffer than I expected and it creases like a mofo! I will eventually make this in a gabardine or something that doesn't mind being sat on.
I have noticed the weather starting to change so I have to start thinking about my autumn/winter wardrobe. What are you working on for the new season? Do share, I am super nosy!!
Burdastyle Magazine 06/2013
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