Ever since I discovered Sophie’s blog Ada Spragg in 2014, and especially her post about co-ords, I wanted to make a two-piece myself. I don’t know why I never made one before – I had plenty of ideas but never actually sat down and made a coordinating set. I made a lot of dresses and a couple of seperates, but, well, never anything out of the same fabric.
Until I found this beautiful stretchy velvet at Komolka. The print reminded my of Liberty London’s Wild Flowers, so I had to get it – at 7€/m it wasn’t that expensive either and I bought enough to make a skirt and a top out of it. Finally my two-piece plans were getting real! :) For the skirt I used my TNT pencil skirt pattern – the one from Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing. I chose to sew it with the high waistband, because the top would be cropped. It is a simple, boxy top, with two bust darts and elbow-length sleeves. The neckline is faced with bias binding, the hems are sewn by hand.
Now that the spell seems to be broken, I’m optimistic about making more sets in the future. Maybe some trousers with a simple top? Or a jacket and a high waisted, full skirt? The options are endless!
And a note on the pictures – again, can you believe that it’s December? I can’t, either. I woke up extra early to get good light (the sun stands so deep the whole day that it’s really blinding), but the sun was faster and the plan didn’t really work out. Whatever. I think that you can still see the fabric and the print and that’s what it’s all about (or click on the pictures to enlargen them).