Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer Tank & Skirt | Sil 500 & M4783

With my journey of getting back my old body, comes changing shape (thankfully).  So I busted out some Silhouette patterns to get a simple but essential tank top.  It's out of a cotton-Lycra knit that I found in the basement (meaning it's old stash...or well aged like a good wine!).

This is the muslin or mock up I did.  Very happy with it.  I made the front neck a bit lower and on the next version took out some back length and there was a horizontal excess fabric at CB.  You can see how nice the armholes fit -- an issue with full-busted ladies like me.  Perfect.

These are great patterns as they are already drafted for D-cup sizes and use flattering french darts. But the envelopes haven't changed since they were designed -- the designer started to update them but her clients kept buying the same patterns again as the photo was different!  Found that funny.  Great marketing to sell more patterns. 

Just feast your eyes on the 80's below on the pattern cover!


Thankfully I had this skirt I made last year that goes perfectly.  The skirt is falling off a bit, but the new top and belt (from Tonic) hold it up!  The skirt is from a embroidered cotton gauze/voile type fabric from Fabricland...and I made it the month I bought the fabric *bonus*!

Oh and I must mention the shoes.  A best-of-season find at the Naturalizer outlet at Cross Iron Mills when visiting my family this last winter.  Perfect with this outfit.

No comments:

Post a Comment