Tuesday, February 18, 2014

African outfit

Top: Simplicity 7159 Peplum Top
Fabric: Cotton & Washable satin
Adjustments were made to remove the gathers from the sleeve cap. Black 1/2 inch piping and black buttons were added to embellish the top.

The skirt is Butterick 4997 which has a back zipper, hook & eye, and back pleat. Adjustments were made by shortening the skirt 9 inches, increase the waist and hips to her measurements and because I didn't have enough fabric, I cut the skirt to her hem length of 22 inches and added a 2 inch band as a facing.

It was a wonderful feeling to hear her say, "It is a perfect fit." I had completed the garments when she arrived and was praying that no adjustments were needed.


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    1. Thanks, I'm a work in progress. Cotton is always nice to work with.

  2. So pretty...Looks great on her.. Always love to hear.. Perfect.. And I totally agree...it is perfect!!
    Happy sewing.

    1. Thanks Judy! I was just thrilled as I had extra sewing to complete before they left. They live about 90 miles from me.

  3. It is a perfect fit, Dot! And it looks amazing. Your work is impeccable. xxx

  4. nice combination of colors, great job as always!

  5. Oh this is FABULOUS!!! The print, the fit, the whole thing...just FAB!!!!


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