Thursday, March 21, 2013

mixed prints and black

Here we go.  Another fun look with black, white and a color. AND mixed prints!

This is the skirt I finished last week. New Look 6128. The fabric is cotton sateen with 3% lycra.
I think New Look has some of the best skirt patterns. And I also think this one will become one of my TNT's.
With a few modifications, I made view A:


I widened the waistband and cut a 12 the rest of the way.  It's funny that even since I've made my muslin, this skirt is just a touch big with all the hard work I've been doing at the gym! I'm very straight through the waist and hips and the pocket and pleat detail add some extra oomph to this area for me.

I also added a full lining of bemberg rayon. I love a skirt with a lining. No slip needed!

One little detail that I added was piping at the pocket edges and the waistband:


I think it adds that extra something that makes it special and more "me!" It's hard to tell with this busy print, but this skirt has two pleats in the front and a back vent. I really do think I could stand to make this a little more fitted.

For work, I paired it with a polka dot RTW top and my black blazer. It's the perfect mix of prints and felt entirely work appropriate.  I can imagine this skirt being worn in SO many different ways.

After I take in the sides a little!

19 comments:

  1. Fantastic mixing of prints. Loved the piping, that's one thing I haven't tackled, but you make it look easy...

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  2. Love it! the print is beautiful.

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  3. You look fantastic! This whole outfit suits you down to the ground! I love the piping, it really kicks the skirt up a notch.

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  4. Lovely outfit, and you look great in it! Kudos to you for putting in the work at the gym :-)
    I just love wearing skirts, and this one with the piping added is so cute!

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  5. I love the print on the skirt and the shape looks great on you. Isn't it so nice to see measurable results after all the work and sweat! Congrats!

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  6. Cute skirt! Your mixed prints look great together.

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  7. Cute skirt and I love the print. Just what is needed to liven up a dreary spring day. The piping is a nice detail.

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  8. Super cute skirt, Lynne, the piping is such a nice detail. Love the polka dot blouse, too. Fantastic.

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  9. Hi Lynne, yes it is a nice skirt, and the piping makes it look smart. I love the way you've played with two prints - the skirt and the top, and the jacket over the top gives you a nice central line opeing out to this lovely skirt. Congratulations. (and yes, it's a nuisance when a skirt stretches a little much - its hard to gauge some of the stretch wovens for the amount of ease that is best).

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  10. YOur hair, your stockings, your skirt...YOU look wonderful

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  11. Cute skirt! I love the piping detail. And your mix of prints works so well. You look great!

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  12. Love this! What a fun print! Sateen with a little stretch is such a versatile fabric, isn't it?

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  13. Very attractive ensemble on you! Your skirt is a stunner.

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  14. Stunning, Lynne. Another winning outfit. Love it all. The print on your skirt is to die for, and you look absolutely beautiful.

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  15. Just perfect. You always do just the right thing!

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  16. What a great outfit! The choice of fabric was just perfect for that pattern.

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  17. How did I miss this post? That skirt is adorable and I love the black mary janes - even if they are hard to see. Love that outfit. You totally rock it! g

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