Saturday, April 13, 2013

You Make My Heart Flutter

A little detail
Hi There! This posting is for Simplicity 1690, a skirt I named, "You Make My Heart Flutter".

I have worn this skirt so many times, yet I cannot seem to get a good picture of me in it.  As cute and semi-complicated as the skirt is, the shirt has quickly won my heart over.

She is made out of a cotton stretch sateen in dark purple from Joann Fabric.

The skirt seemed a bit complicated, but it is rather simple if you take a minute to review the pictures and instructions a few times over.  I will admit, I initially had sewn the pleats all the way wrong and there is something funky going on with my gathering... But nothing that a cute belt cant fix!






The top took less than an hour to complete and it works well with jeans or tucked into a skirt!  It is my new go to shirt.  I pretty much wear it once a week :-/...

I used to be afraid to make tops because I always thought they were complicated.  This pattern has three pieces.  Basically fool proof!  The first time I made the shirt, I included the side seam slits.  The second time I omitted them and it did not make a difference. I could very easily see this shirt as a quick and fun summer dress that just needs a belt to bring it together.

Since the top was so quick, I also made a little bow just for fun!

2 comments:

  1. I'm not sure what you saw going on, but this skirt is really cute on you and you're correct, the belt just adds that "special" touch! I think the cute top you made in less than an hour, would look great with that purple skirt too! Nice job!

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    1. Thank you! Maybe I might wear them together, guess I never thought of it?

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