Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Made By A Fabricista: Dark Florals for Fall!

Hi Fashionistas!

I am into fall sewing for the last couple of months and this months project is building on last months black tie back top. When I picked out this gorgeous 100% Cotton Percale, I knew exactly what I had in mind. I wanted a poofy gathered skirt to complement the top I made last month. But first I styled it with my favorite button-down:




I will probably wear it more with this black top I made last month:


This top is so cute and it's my favorite at the moment. I love wearing black as it goes with just about anything!

Here is the side and back view:





This outfit was fairly easy to style. I paired it with black pumps and my owl earrings (still obsessed with these!) Here is a closeup




 I ordered 2 yards of the fabric. I cut the fabric in half lengthwise so I still have a good bit leftover. I made my daughter a matching skirt.  Oh and one for her toy "kitty" too. 

I re-used a pattern for a self-drafted skirt I used often. For the skirt part,  to took the entire 2 yards (cut in half lengthwise) and gathered it using dental floss. That gave me the poofy effect that I was looking for. Prior to that, I tried gathering manually and also using the gathering foot,  but my fabric was not "poofy enough" so I switched to using the dental floss. This was my 1st time using that sewing hack.. and I will definitely be using that again!

As the temperature continues to drop, I will be wearing this skirt with leggings.  Have a lovely week and see you soon!



XOXO- Vatsla at Fashion Behind The Seams

6 comments:

  1. I have been looking for a pattern to make this skirt myself, I want to make one in African print. This looks great on you and I love the print

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    1. That wold be so lovely. I made a circle skirt with African print fabric and it came out so good. I used the same waistband as this one!

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  2. AWE ... Such a wonderful skirt ... FIESTA :)

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  3. I love both the top and the skirt. I like the button up top, too.

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