Since I've done lots of strappy and sleeveless dresses in the past, I wanted to focus on designs that were vintage glam, but with an everyday quality to them. The first outfit is B6285, a two-piece set that looks great together but that you can easily mix and match with other garments. The top is knit, while the skirt is woven, a combination I've always liked.
The top is a knit wrap with tie ends and either short or three-quarter sleeves. It's shown in my floral rayon spandex knit (available in all colors at Joann store, or in grey and purple online). It has kimono sleeves and a v-neck back. It's fully lined in self fabric, giving a clean finish.
Now about the skirt. The cool feature it has is double box pleats, meaning that there are two pleats right on top of each other. This gives extra fullness and a cool folded effect. It also has pockets, hurrah! It's shown in my jacks print sateen, also available in purple/grey.
I was pleasantly surprised at how nicely these prints worked together.
Next up, a dress!
B6284 is a boat-neck, three-quarter kimono sleeve dress with underarm gussets, bodice ruching, and a full gathered skirt. It's a great pattern to showcase a beautiful print, like this new grey floral sateen.
Amazingly, my designs made the cover again. It's such an honor. I hope you like the new patterns!