I picked up some rayon recently and didn’t want to cut into the wonderful pattern it was a remnant and I wanted to use it all.
I just love the colours and the hand of this fabric so I set about making it work.
Firstly I folded in half and cut an opening the width of my under arm chest and back. I then used navy bias tape to finish the edge and added straps.
This is the first interpretation a handkerchief effect not stitched side seams just hemmed. This looks great on my helper but on me not so much.
But I love the fabric its cool and moves well. So next I tucked in the straps and pushed it down to my hips I have pretty much the same measurements at the top and bottom so it worked . I needed a slight side seam but then good to go.
So now I have a top that doubles as a skirt, I think I like it better that way. What do you think?
The little over top I am wearing in these pictures is another remnant. A gorgeous piece of shot silk chiffon just enough for this little top, self drafted french seamed,with rolled hems, works well with my skirt.
Happy Sewing ,
So cute, and I love the fabric!
Thank you Rhonda , it is great fabric , you can understand why I didn’t want to waste any. 🙂
a two for one – I love the idea – I agree, far too nice a pattern to cut up. Happy New Year Sue.
Thank you Sarah Liz , Happy New Year to you as well . Thank you for all your efforts with the Facebook page too . 🙂
I love the fabric. Somehow I think it looks more stunning as a skirt, especially with your chiffon top. Great job!
Thank you , I agree , must have something to do with my height.