Monday, November 17, 2014

Two Piece Set

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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.



10 comments:

  1. Very classy outfit as a two piece set, as so versatile that each piece can be worn separately. Love your shoes too.

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    1. Thank you! Because I don't have lots of occasions to wear something quite this formal, it will be nice to actually have a wearable set instead of just looking at it hang in the wardrobe.

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  2. Smart move to make this as a two piece set -wear it as a dress , skirt or top. Looks perfect for your Xmas work do ? Anyway it looks lovely.

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    1. Actually I had thought about it as a Xmas work outfit but I am not sure the occasion justifies it in this form anyway.

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  3. Very clever, I would not have picked this as separates. They make a lovely dress, no doubt due to your changes to the skirt, and I am in awe of how smart you are - those occasion pieces don't seem to get as much wear as every day clothes, and this way you can chose the level of fanciness by dressing either piece up or down. I may be copying you....

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    1. I am sure I don't have the monopoly on two piece sets. My inspiration is often inspired by other sewists so don't think of it as copying.

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  4. HI Andrea
    I have been browsing sewing blogs today and stumbled across yours.
    I love this two piece you have created ( I actually thought it was a dress), it is very versatile and I can see you getting quite a lot of wear out of it in various combinations.
    I have just started teaching myself to sew but having been game to try clothing yet.
    Your blog is very inspirational.

    Michelle :o)
    http://stitchunpickrepeat.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thank you for commenting and good luck with the clothing. It really isn't as hard as it looks. There are some great beginner patterns out there.

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  5. I really really really love the set! Hyperbole aside, this is a clever idea as you can wear together or as separates. Double the mileage. Hope you won't mind if I copy (but not in lace)

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    1. I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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