Self-Stitched September Day 8
The outfit: Tie Neck T + Aqua Awesome Skirt (both new, see below!)
The occasion: work, wearing Spanx alllll day because this skirt shows it all, realizing I'm five degrees away from Prince William and therefore six degrees away from KATE
I really prefer to spread the first wearing of newly made clothes out a little more so all the excitement of them doesn't end in one day, but this top and skirt looked so good together, I just couldn't help it!
First up, the skirt: the fabric is a polyester crepe suiting from Fabric.com (the turquoise is no longer available, but here are tons of other colors). The pattern is Burdastyle 01/2011 pencil skirt with back godet, which I've been eying ever since LAST fall. I love the yoke at the waist...
The top is from a FREE pattern download on Fabric.com from Hot Patterns - the Fringe Festival Knit Top. I know, that name does not sound like anything you would ever want to wear. And in fact, the ends of these ties are supposed to be cut into fringe. Shudder. Everything else about it looked just fine though! I chose not to get my fringe on, of course, and made this top a little oversized and from a black t-shirt knit. The result is, of course, super comfortable, but also a step up into dressy territory with the extra little tie.