Now that I’ve put together a decent sized wardrobe of basics, my goal is to upgrade that wardrobe. I’ve never been much of a clotheshorse and have never felt comfortable with things like color blocking or print matching. It’s time that I step out of my comfort zone and take time to do the extra touches that are so important in a handsewn wardrobe. Today’s FO is a fine example of those extra touches. This is not separates, but an outfit. I made the piping and covered buttons with the fabric leftover from the skirt. It only added a couple hours of work, but in my opinion, really gives it some flare. I can still wear each piece, the skirt with a black tee and the top with jeans, so it’s still more practical than a dress.
I can’t decide if I prefer it belted or not. What do you think?