Ruffles for Fall 2016!

Ruffles - Erica Bunker Mood Sewing Network

I am currently working on transional garments, pieces that I can wear now and later. I’m also embracing some of Fall 2016′s hottest trends – Ruffles. I love a black and white outfit. These separates get the most mileage in my wardrobe. So let me tell you about these pieces:

Vogue 1308 made in Stretch Silk Georgette from Mood Fabrics.com by Erica Bunker for Mood Sewing Network

 

This Black Stretch Silk Georgette top is modified from Vogue 1308, which is a jumpsuit pattern. I took the bodice and lengthened it and I eliminated the back zipper to create a tuckable, pullover top.

Vogue 1308 made in Stretch Silk Georgette from Mood Fabrics.com by Erica Bunker for Mood Sewing Network

I doubled the asymmetrical ruffle for added volume and finished them with a rolled serged hem. The neckline and the armholes are finished with bias facings. And the blouse is completed with French seams and a narrow hem. I found that this sewed perfectly with a walking foot and a Microtex needle.

Ruffles - Erica Bunker Mood Sewing Network

 

My skirt is Vogue 1450 and I used the most perfect seasonless suiting fabric I’ve come across. It’s this beautiful Italian Ivory Stretch Polyester-Viscose Suiting. This is my second garment I’ve used this fabric. The first was a pair of cropped pants that I wore all throughout the summer.

Vogue 1450 made in Italian Ivory Stretch Polyester-Viscose Suiting from Mood Fabrics.com by Erica Bunker for Mood Sewing Network

This fabric is the perfect weight for this skirt. The skirt is self-lined and the asymmetrical draped flounce is also self-lined. And it drapes perfectly.

Vogue 1450 made in Italian Ivory Stretch Polyester-Viscose Suiting from Mood Fabrics.com by Erica Bunker for Mood Sewing Network

The skirt has a side invisible zipper. I added 3 inches to the length of the skirt. And I topstitched along the seam detail of the flounce.

Ruffles - Erica Bunker Mood Sewing Network

 

 

I know that a lot of you are often curious where I wear my clothes. I wore this last night to Birmingham Fashion Week, night 1. I think it held up pretty well under driving with a safety belt and sitting. I’m sure I’ll get a lot more wear out of these pieces individually.

 

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Comments


  • Amanda S.
    August 26, 2016

    This is so cute and sassy! I adore the outfit.

  • Idle Fancy
    August 26, 2016

    What a great outfit, Erica! You look both on trend and so classic, with this pairing.

  • jennifer cearley
    August 26, 2016

    Excellent work. Both pieces are great, but I LOVE the skirt so much! I decided I needed it, so I clicked on the link to the pattern and can’t believe how much better your version looks than the pattern photos. There’s NO WAY I would have been interested in this skirt with the way it is photographed/styled on the Vogue website.

  • Carly
    August 26, 2016

    Your skirt is amazing, and I never would have seen the potential in the pattern photos/illustrations.

  • Lynsey
    August 27, 2016

    You look fab, so classic and stylish, I love your outfit and you’ve done an amazing job with both pieces.

  • Lisa
    August 27, 2016

    I always love seeing what you make. You have such a great sense of style.

  • PsychicSewerKathleen
    August 27, 2016

    I just LOVE this outfit! I love everything about it – the fabric, the asymmetrical flounces top and bottom and the fit! Wow it’s just gorgeous – I bet you garnered a lot of compliments at that fashion event and how joyful it must have felt to say, “Oh this?? I made it.” :) )

    • Erica Bunker
      August 31, 2016

      It did! Thanks so much Kathleen!

  • Peter
    August 28, 2016

    You have such a great eye for classics with a twist, Erica. These ruffled pieces are lovely — and look great on you!

  • Goodbye Valentino
    August 29, 2016

    You look fab in your ruffles. So glad they’re back in vogue :)

  • Fiona
    September 1, 2016

    Oo ruffles are a trend that are MADE for you! Great idea to double the ruffle on the top. Love the hemline of that skirt. Together they create a really balanced outfit