Some garments just put a smile on their maker's face. I love my latest 'twin set', especially the blouse which is made from the softest cotton viscose blend.
When I purchased this paisley border print from the Fabric Store I was planning a kaftan. However, in Italy I saw so many blouses with contrasting collars, cuffs and button panels that I saw its real potential.
The pattern is one of my go to blouse patterns McCalls 6436. As well as being a good basic pattern with a few pocket designs, its real value lies in the A/B, C & D cup fitting options, eliminating the need for a full bust adjustment. French seams throughout and satin Hong Kong bindings on the sleeve head add to the luxurious feel.
The skirt is another of my self-drafted pencil skirts. I've made it up in a polyester crepe and have fully lined it. I'm not a fan of cheap crepe for its sheen and its tendency to crease, but as the piece was bought for $3 from a charity store I'll set my fabric snobbery to one side. My next skirt will not be a pencil skirt, having made up five from the same pattern. If your not bored, I am!
Off to plan my next few garments while I'm on a roll. Meanwhile, happy sewing!