Monday, 16 November 2015

I Made It Monday: Chambray Love

I love the versatility of separates, however I also love a dress (it's no brainer dressing!).  So to get the best of both worlds I made a top and skirt using the same soft black chambray. 

I made the top using Simplicity pattern 1364, a reproduction vintage pattern.  I made just a couple of slight modifications: added length (standard for me!), lowered the front neckline by 1cm and added some bias tape to the sleeves.  The bias tape is a pretty liberty print lovingly made by a dear friend 40+ years ago.  I had to use it!

The skirt is a self drafted half circle skirt.  Apparently I did not learn from my mistakes made with this circle skirt as I had to take this one in twice.  I'm starting to think I should just stick to my pleated midi skirts, circle skirts and I don't get along!  If only they weren't so pretty!


Photos c/o my wonderful Husband
Who can't help but take photos whilst I'm walking & talking.


  1. I love the idea of making a top and skirt in the same fabric so now you have endless options! Love how you added a touch of trim to the top. Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


  2. You look so great in dresses, I can see why you love them. I especially love the sleeve detail from your friend. Bron

  3. Funny you should mention making a matching top and skirt instead of a dress. I have a dress made with a beautiful fabric that I bought almost 10 years ago at a designer boutique going out of business sale. I've only worn it once because it doesn't fit right but I realized recently I can probably take it to a seamstress and have it made into two pieces! I'm actually taking it on Monday. I love the top/skirt that you made. It looks great on you and it'll be nice for you to be able to wear each piece separately too.

    1. Can't wait to see your refashioned dress! I love the versatility of separates. Thanks for your kind words x Allison