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.
 
 
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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.

14 comments:

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    1. Thanks, it was gifted to me by my daughter.

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

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

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

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

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  5. nice combination of colors, great job as always!
    Helen

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

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