Saturday, March 28, 2015

March MAGAM Done!

I love my March MAGAM outfit!



The skirt is Anna Maria Horner's Study Hall Skirt and it is my new favorite skirt pattern.  The top is Simplicity 1808.  I can see a few more of these tops in my wardrobe - along with a dress.  And remember in my announcement post about this top how I mentioned the printing of the Simplicity pattern was incomplete?  Well - I sent an e-mail to Simplicity explaining the problem and including a link to my blog page showing the picture and they sent me a brand new pattern - no questions ask!  What great customer service!



The skirt is fairly simple to make.  Here's the back view.  It's basically panels sewn together and then folded onto each other and sewn on the seamlines to make the box pleats.


I didn't have enough yardage for all of the pattern pieces so I ended up piecing the top portion of the side back pieces.


I added some fun double fold bias tape to the inside facings too.


And I thought my trim for the bottom looked a bit plain on it's own so I added Ric Rac to both sides while sewing it onto the bottom section.  I think the Ric Rac sort of looks like petals - don't you?  I did add 1 inch to the length of the bottom contrast fabric to get the length I prefer.



And the piece that ties it all together - my $4.97 necklace before....

Add some fingernail polish....

And voila!  A perfectly matched necklace and earrings.


I used 2 yards out of the stash to make the skirt so this brings my YTD stashbustin total up to 21 yards!  Yippee!  I can't count the blouse fabric because that was a recent purchase to match the skirt fabric and it hadn't truly aged long enough in my opinion to be considered a piece of stash fabric.

That's it for me today - Happy Sewing everyone!

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14 comments:

  1. I love this outfit, the print and colours. You have done a great job, as always, of finding complimentary colours and prints. The Ric Rac is an inspired addition and helps to make the trim stand out I think it would have been a bit lost without it. Great idea of using nail vanish on the necklace.

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    1. Thanks Tracy H! I am very happy with it!

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  2. Darling skirt and I love your added details! That finger nail polish trick is fabulous. Thanks for that one!

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  3. What a lovely outfit. I love what you have done with the trim, it totally makes it. Oh! And I never knew you could paint jewellery with nail polish. Great idea, it all looks fabulous xx

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  4. I never would have thought off the necklace trick. I'll keep that in mind. I love the colors of the outfit and the skirt pattern.

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    1. Thanks Sue. This is actually the 2nd time I have painted a necklace with nail polish and I love it. You can give those outdated pieces in your jewelry collection new life and it's easy!

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  5. Your outfit turned out fabulous! Love your skirt detail and the fabric is so yummy :) I might borrow your finger nail trick to give my jewels new life. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Hana. Yes please paint away. It is quite fun!

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  6. I love everything about your new skirt! You look great and everything ties together beautifully, as you thought ahead on all the little details. Who knew one could paint jewelry with fingernail polish?! Shall remember that tip too. Oh, and my first thought was that you 'match' your blog header! Very nice!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I hadn't noticed that I match the header but you are correct!

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  7. This outfit is so put together and fun-nice work!

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