britex, knits, resewlution 2014, sewing, skirt

Vintage wrap skirt and top

Along with a bit of fabric, I scored a few vintage patterns from FabMo.  Not only did I find a fabulous and timeless pattern (raglan top and a skirt with pockets!), but it was my size!  Check it out:
Totally something my mom would have worn in the 70s (right, Mom?).  Here’s my version of the lady posing on the left.  (Clearly, I need to practice my unnatural posing skills!)  
The top is a raglan sleeve style.  While I like the style, the top itself doesn’t fit great–it’s pretty large (despite some alterations) and the neckline doesn’t lay quite right, but I like the colors with the skirt, so I’ll probably wear it anyhow!  The fabric is cotton knit from the remnant section at Britex.
The skirt is so much fun!  The fabric is a stretch denim in a wine color (from Joann’s).  I’ve used this type of fabric before (pants, here), and it’s so forgiving to wear and wash (no ironing!), that I had to snatch up this fabulous color for this pattern.
The only change I made was to add some belt loops to the front, so the ties would stay in place.
The ties come from under the back flap through a button hole in the waistband.
The skirt is fun and comfortable, and I even rode my cruiser bike while wearing it, so I suspect I’ll be making a few more for the summer months.  I love vintage patterns!
Resewlution goal met: four garments in February (dress, blouse, and this top/skirt outfit!  Hurray!

9 thoughts on “Vintage wrap skirt and top”

  1. Nice score!! Perfect timeless patterns, if they were released tomorrow by an indie company, I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one all over them! Gorgeous fabrics too – great colours.


  2. The skirt is great! Thanks for posting the tip on FabMo. I live in Santa Cruz and hadn't heard of it. I think I might have to drive up this Thursday! Is is worth the trip? PS. I am eagerly awaiting my Renfrew top pattern to arrive! Love the inspiration.


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