Sunday, 2 September 2012

McCalls 6042 Skirt & Vogue 1127

Here is my finished McCalls 6042 Skirt worn with Vogue 1127 Badgley Mischka blouse and my Chanel style jacket that I made earlier in the year for my sister's wedding blogged about here.

The blouse is made from a sheer grey leopard print fabric.  I am wearing my silk cami underneath for these photos, but I will make a grey vest to wear with this because I don't like how the white is showing through.



The only changes I made to the blouse pattern was to reduce the size of the two ties on the neckband.  The pattern piece is cut on the bias and extremely long, and not really needed at the original length.  I put two small pleats in the pattern piece to reduce both the width and the length and I don't feel it compromised the style of the blouse at all.  I didn't cut the bias strip for the armscye facings but chose instead some grey satin bias tape that I keep in my stash.

I fully lined the skirt in the same lining that I used for my Chanel style jacket, I also used the lining for the inside of the waistband too.

I was really lucky putting this ensemble together because I had a grey moc-crock belt in my closet and some grey leather shoes with mock-crock on the toe and the heel and I think the grey works really well with my jacket.  Excuse the unpressed look of the jacket (its been sitting in my closet since I came back from the wedding).  Of course I had to include a picture with my new bag to complete the look.

So I have two other projects cut out and ready to sew, which should also work with this mini wardrobe - so as usual catch you later.........

26 comments:

  1. Lovely ensemble....I especially love the blouse!

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  2. And this is why you sew!!! You look stunning in this, the colours and style are just brilliant on you...

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    1. Judith - thanks - I confess I do love blue.

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  3. Perfect outfit and I love each piece. The belt and shoes are perfect with it as it you wonderful new handbag. Can't wait to see the rest of the pieces you are making to go with this.

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    1. I was really pleased that I had the belt and shoe and I think the grey and blue work well together.

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  4. That is stunning - are you sure you didn't pop over to Rue Cambon?

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    1. Ruth I wish, sadly the only genuine piece didn't come from there, but I still had fun in Bond Street.

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  5. Those pieces look great together, I love the colours.

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  6. Great looking outfit Pauline . And your new bag i to die for!!

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    1. Thanks Diana (I love my bag too)

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  7. Very polished! You look beautiful and svelte :)

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    1. Oh I wish I had your figure but I am working on it 2.5 miles on the running machine today just need to keep going until the wedding. Thanks

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  8. Perfect combination. The colors are so good on you. Looking forward to see it irl.

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  9. I must say this is one sophisticated polished outfit. That skirt is very flattering on you. It is all so lovely and your perfect color as well!

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    1. Thanks Bunny - I confess I think this princess seam skirt is a flattering look for most people (might become a tnt for me)

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  10. I love all of this, and it makes me tempted to go back to work just so I could wear something similar :-)

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    1. Mary - lets swap - I'll do the riding, dogs, sewing etc and you can do mine lol

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  11. This is such a pretty outfit, so classy, and really, something you can wear year around. Nice sewing!

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    1. thanks Gwen I think I'll get a lot of milage out of this outfit

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  12. Lovely! This is a very nice outfit! The blouse is my favorite!

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