I’ve been dreaming ….

of this outfit since before Christmas and managed to cut it out on 2 January 2010.

It started with some very soft dark bown linen that I purchased from The Fabric store last year, and this Japanese Cotton that my DS gave me over 12 months ago.

I have used McCalls 2029 (OOP) which is my TNT A-line skirt that I love. I have changed the lengthwise grain for the front and back pieces so the fullness of my skirt hangs evenly around the skirt. Okay it does mean that I have centre front and back seams on my A-line skirt but I prefer not to have all the fullness at the sides.

The skirt is fully lined in Sun Silky, and I used my rolled hem foot on my sewing machine to hem it and the invisible zip from the tutorial is in this skirt.

For the hem I overlocked the edge, turned it up that amount and stitched it from the right side.

This top was supposed to be part of my 2009 SWAP however life got in the way. It is based on Vogue 1822 (OOP) that has been adjusted to within an inch of its life, and has given me a number of great tops.

I scooped the neckline this time and made it sleeveless. This is also fully lined with Sun Silky and also has an invisible zip which took me 3 goes to get the positition right, but with the basting stitches it was soooooooo easy to take them out and do it again until I was happy with the position.

This top will also go with this brown linen skirt that arrived in the same package as the Japanese Cotton from DS.

It was also part of the 2009 SWAP and has been hanging in the cupboard waiting for me to hem it for such a long time.