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.