It’s Week 3 of the Fabric Mart Challenge and I’m still in the game. Next week is the final round and I’m hoping to be in the top 3. I’d love it if you’d check out all of the entries and vote for me! Anyway, this week’s challenge was to create a look that could take you from day to night. I went with a two piece set. As you’ll see, you can easily transform this look to day by switching out the heels for keds and throwing on a denim jacket. For more on this project, read on!
I’m going on vacation next week and need to pack light. Everything has to fit into a backpack that I can stuff underneath my airline seat. So pieces that I can mix and match and wear day or night are key. For this challenge, I created the crop top using Butterick 6175. I’ve made this pattern twice before here and here. It’s a very easy, straight-forward bodice pattern. I added a lining and omitted the facings. I left my sleeves unlined and I added a back zipper.
The skirt pattern is Named’s Pulmu skirt. Named patterns are my favorite independent pattern makers. They’re so fashion forward. I fell in love with this skirt pattern as soon as I saw it. I know I want to make this pattern again, but next time I’ll use a fabric that is more suitable for a high waisted skirt. I needed a fabric with more weight to it.
To transition to a night look, all you have to do is ditch the jacket and put on your favorite heels.
The fabric is actually from Joann’s Casa Collection. I usually never look at those fabrics because I always assumed they were for prom crap and costumes. As I didn’t have any other options, though, I decided to take a gander and I’m glad I did. I was really drawn to this fabric with the 3-D flowers attached. It kind of reminds me of something Marchesa might use. Embellished fabric is really popular right now and I also figured this might be my last chance to sew something white and airy before winter comes.
I love the simple elegance of this ensemble. Plus, you could easily pair the top with high waisted denim jeans, or tuck a simple tank into the skirt.
So what do you think? Have you sewn these patterns before? How would you mix and match these pieces with other items already in your closet? If you’ve sewn up this skirt especially, I’d love to see your version! Provide the link in the comment section.