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Two spring outfits

I made these two cowl neck tops a few months ago, but felt compelled to create some cute skirts to wear with them as the weather warmed up.  Shazam!  Two new outfits for spring, which can be mixed and matched!

The cowls are both a mash up of Sewaholic’s Renfrew top (view C) and an elongated waistband from Seamwork’s Astoria top.  I sewed the teal version first and the neckline is a bit narrow, so I slashed and spread the cowl pattern to make it a bit wider for the pink one.   See, bigger!
As for the skirts, the first is a super simple knit dirndl with an elastic waist.  Nothing fancy, except the pretty fabric 🙂  I didn’t even put in pockets (poor decision, as usual).
The second is a City Stroll wrap skirt from Liesl & Co.   I’ve made it once before (in cashmere!) and really like the simplicity of the pattern.  This version is in denim for a more casual look that coordinates well with lots of tops.
I topstitched the skirt with a light gray thread (sorry, no super close ups!), but it is not lined like the wool one I made previously.
The photos I have of this garment are not great, but I DO have some action shots!  While the skirt can be a bit indecent in certain situations, it does cover under most poses:
I typically wear a skirt pin my wool one for work, but I like to play fast and loose on my days off.
Now the weather actually needs to warm up for real, so I don’t freeze without tights!

2 thoughts on “Two spring outfits”

  1. That's the kind of modelling we come here to see! 🙂 I need to make a new City Stroll skirt as i've shrunk too much for my old one. Speaking of which you're looking very mountain goat fit! Enjoying the climbs I bet.
    Hope you get some real spring weather and can ditch the tights soon.

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