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