These pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago before the weather cooled down here. I used patterns from Patrones magazine to make this outfit, which I wore many times throughout the summer.
The top is this wrap style, No. 28, from Patrones Magazine 29 (2013). In typical Patrones style, the clothes are rather difficult to see:
The skirt is No. 8 from Patrones Magazine 24:
Yes, that is the same pattern I'm using to make my little French jacket and no, I haven't finished it yet! But I am nearly finished. Pictures soon...
Anyway, back to the outfit at hand. The top is made from a remnant of drapey, woven polyester from Textile traders. I had had rather a busy morning this day and the fabric unfortunately got a bit crumpled. The top is edged with hand-made bias binding. I left off the tie at the front and chose to close the top with a press stud at the empire seam. The neckline is stitched closed.
The skirt is made from a linen sample from a curtaining catalogue and the yoke is made with the wrong side of some dark grey denim. I added a folded strip of the denim, right side out as piping between the skirt and yoke. I changed the front fly to a side zip and the skirt is lined with white cotton.
The top has slightly cut away armholes, and should really be worn with a racer back bra!