Three Fini

Black Maxi Skirt

All seams raglan + Black Maxi skirt

This skirt was made using this tutorial. It’s made from a 100% nylon fabric that is so easy to use, I wish I bought more (I already bought a ton). I’m waiting to see how it holds up, as it is made from nylon…and I have four children. It may be full of snags after one wear.

I doubled the fabric, using another (less nice) color underneath, so it would be opaque. It didn’t cling to my tights while wearing it around the house and it is definitely warm. I love it!

All Seams Raglan

All seams raglan

I used the basic raglan pattern from Built By Wendy Home Stretch for this top. I modified the neckline using the Flashdance top instructions, but didn’t make the neckline as wide (2, rather than 4 inches were removed). I followed the book’s construction method of completing three sleeve seams, finish the neckline, then completing the final seam. It worked perfectly. I traced the size small, but made the sides slightly A-line and the length little longer.

I intended to make this reversible, but one of my top stitched seams was wacky and it was really obvious in the white thread I used. I liked the look of the exposed seams, so I went with it.

The side seams are not exposed, I serged the neckline and bottom hem and rolled the sleeves up for contrast. This was a practice run for sizing and fit. I have approximately a ton of this fabric so I will make at least two more items from it. At least one will be more like the inspiration top seen here.

Double Scoop Lace Tee

Lace Tee, scoop back

Made using the BurdaStyle Lydia pattern, size small, with mods for the back and front scoops. The lace has “mechanical” stretch added and the under layer is a white ITY knit. I treated both pieces as one, starting by serging the shoulders together.

It was DEAD easy because both layers stayed flat without pinning. I put the sleeves in flat and then stitched the side seams. The sleeve and bottom hems are unfinished, the neckline is folded over and top stitched. This is a more sensible (for me and my lifestyle) version of the lace top on my inspiration board. I like it a lot.

A peek at the guts and such…

1. Lace Tee guts, 2. All seams raglan, sleeves, 3. Black Maxi, 4. Lace Tee, 5. All seams raglan, raglan seams, 6. Black Maxi skirt, waistband


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