Monday, March 4, 2013

Another Wrap Skirt

You may recall this McCalls 3145 One Hour Wrap Skirt I did last year.  I thought it would make the perfect skirt for Easter.  I also have this pattern and chose the peplum top to go with the skirt.  I bought white linen fabric last year to make the top and a very pretty cotton for the pants.  I just never got around to it.

Anyway, here is the preview of my WIP.

McCalls 3135 one hour wrap skirt
I found the paisley fabric at Joanns and loved the colors.  The fabric for the top is very light and flowy with a crinkly look.  Here's a close up.

I think the colors will work very well together.

Since the paisley fabric is a polyester blend, it doesn't hang like the first skirt made of 100% cotton.  I had to make some adjustments to the fit.  I'm not quite there yet, but I think I'm close.  I'm at a stand still with the top until I find the right zipper.  No one in this area has the right length in the right color. I'm tempted to just order a metallic chunky zipper and make it exposed on the back.  I think silver might work.  Then I can wear a pretty silver sandal to pull the look together.

The top went together fairly easily, but I can't determine the fit until I get the zipper installed.  This is my first top, so that will definitely be trial and error.The reviews I've read are not favorable with the fit.

Maybe I'll get the skirt finished this week.....if I'm lucky.  Baseball starts this week, so that will cut into my sewing time. :)

Have a super Monday!

1 comment:

  1. Angela - gorgeous fabrics! I love both of them. I hope you can find a zipper!