A blog about my adventures in sewing & crafting

Saturday, June 3, 2017

A Summer Outfit

I went through my closet the other day and remembered how much I LOVED this dress.  I didn't wear it often because the top is a little big and the lower part of the top looks a little funny at the waist.  The fabric print is so pretty to me.

Original Dress

Dress posted here.

I spent an afternoon removing serged thread at the waistband and removed the crossover top from the 1/2 circle skirt.  I added a simple 3/4' elastic to the waistband, turned to the inside and restitched down.  I think that I will be able to get more wear from this skirt now.

Recycled dress to skirt
 I had this brown ITY knit that would look nice as a top and the coral sweater knit as a cardigan.

Fabric choices to match skirt

ITY Knit Cowl neck top $3.99
I used my TNT drape neck pattern for the top.

Brown ITY Knit Drape Neck Top

Side view
 I used the McCall 6844 pattern for the cardigan.  I had this coral sweater knit that matched the skirt.  The only pattern change I made was short sleeves.

Simplicity 6844 Cardigan
 This sweater knit was easy to sew up.  I think the skirt and cardigan would look better with a white top.  Guess the only color ITY knit I DON'T have..........White!

Sweater Knit Cardigan
 I had the urge to sew up a 1/2 circle skirt for summer.  I had this daub print ITY knit in my stash.  I like the way it looks with the brown drape neck top and white eyelet cardigan.

With White Eyelet Cardigan
 I like it even more with my black cardigan.

With Black Cardigan
I'm in the mood to sew up another 1/2 circle skirt.  Or maybe another drape neck top in the left over daub print fabric.

Until next time..............



  1. I agree that the coral cardi and skirt will look much better with a white top. And the brown top looks great with the daub print skirt and black cardi. You are on a roll!

  2. Great pieces which work well together

  3. I love the outfit! And while the dress was gorgeous, it's equally gorgeous as a skirt and as you say, will be more useful. That's what counts.

    That coral cardigan is SO pretty.

    1. Thank you for the kind comments! So glad you stopped by.

  4. Nice Outfit :) it is good for the summer, i love this dress, the Original Dress is so beautiful and i like the design it is simple but elegant .. http://www.inflowcomm.com3/shoretel-tech-support/shoretel-tech-support-chicago-il/