Started off with butterick 5556 and a plan. Originally I was going to make the ‘dress’ with contrasting skirt but decided it was better to make them as seperates. I just about squeezed the skirt out of the fabric (60″ wide) by cutting the skirt ‘lining’ length and turning the skirt cutting layout from landscape to portrait.
I also did pockets for the first time and was surprised how quick its all come together.
Used the waistband from the high waisted pencil skirt as I knew it was a perfect fit. Pleated rather than gathered the skirts to the waistband, leaving it smoother at the front where the pockets were.
These photo’s were taken wearing 2 petticoats for extra volume.
The top was erm..borrowed a stop gap till I make by matching shirt.
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