PATTERN: View R (Georgette Two-piece Set) from Stylish Party Dresses. Despite the tittle, this book is definitely not only about dresses, though every single design is so stylish… This two-piece set is composed by a blouse and a skirt. I’ve sewn the blouse, I’ve been wearing it a lot with jeans and shorts and I think it looks pretty nice like this. I’ve sewn size 4 - even if my measurements advised me to sew a size 6 - to avoid too much ease (Japanese sewing pattern can have a LOT of ease!) I made no major changes to the original pattern but finished the sleeves with cuffs instead of elastic as I think it looks a little bit more polished this way. By the way, these sleeves have such a nice shape. Love them!
FABRIC: Printed rayon from my local shop (Feira dos Tecidos). I felt in love with this print the moment I saw it! I knew this super light weigh rayon would not be easy to sew but I had to have it! Plus I had seen this gorgeous tunic my friend Andreia made so I had no excuse… Cutting the fabric wasn’t that easy but sewing it was ok and I am so pleased with the final result! For the photoshoot I was wearing a white cami underneath as the fabric is slightly see-through and it looked not so nice on the photos but, in real life, the blouse is perfectly wearable by itself with a skin colored bra.
(A non decapitated photo for you, my dears! Yeah!)