This was a simple skirt to put together. The fabric caught my eye at High Fashion but I think the lines of the skirt are lost because of the busy print. Don't care...I like it! It will be fun and easy to wear this summer. The fabric is a luscious Italian cotton that is so soft and wonderful. It completely called out for a rolled hem which is so super easy and fast. Below is the line drawing of the pattern:
And the cute white blouse is yet another V8747, my new love shirt. I really love the fit of that pattern and the cup sizing makes it a dream:
I need a cute new belt to pull it together. I did not do the casing for the elastic at the the waist as suggested by the pattern. I like Sandra Betzina's application of elastic that can be used when your garment is close fitting without a lot of gathering. Cut a piece of 1" elastic the exact size of your waist. Cut a 2: square of your fabric. But the ends of the elastic together and zigzag across half of the fabric square. then fold the square over the elastic and zigzag again. Now you have a circle of elastic. Divide that into 4 sections and mark with pins or a marker. Mark 4 sections around the garment. Pin the elastic to the outside of the garment and then divide those 4 sections half again into eight sections pinning the elastic all around. Then simply stretch, pull taut and sew. Turn the elastic to the inside and stretching again topstitch in place. Easy peasy. And much more comfortable than a bulky casing. The elastic will show on the inside so use black or white accordingly.