Ruffles for Fall 2016!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.