Two piece sets have been popping up everywhere lately in blog land. In light of my wearability resolve, I have been quick to jump on the band wagon.
I have been coveting lace skirts for quite some time but what held me back was potential durability. With the remainder of my black lace from my lace Belcarra, I have made a matching pencil skirt. For the pattern, I used my pencil version of Vogue 1247. As per my Sewaholic Belcarra, I have backed the chosen lace with coral coloured satin but this time I lined the entire skirt with heavy black party satin in an attempt to provide as much durability and structure as possible.
Because I wanted to wear the skirt with my matching Belcarra top to resemble a dress, I left off the waistband. I created a vented split at the back and lined it using instructions from an online tutorial. Lastly I added a hook and eye at the waist.
The verdict.....I love it! I can use both the skirt and top in various combinations for various situations. My initial plan was actually my daughter's high school graduation but because of inclement weather on the day, I revised my plan, but more about that later.