Mixed Monochromes: Skirt and Tank Top

Ok so they aren’t completely monochrome but close enough. Remember I said I’d been on a sewing frenzy of sorts – this was the same time I finished my blue ponte dress? I went to Mood with my mum to get fabric and we got quite a lot – four cotton sateens and a voile print that was too cute to leave behind. THEN we went to The Fabric Store and got more cottons and silks. Some of the cotton I got to use as lining – I prefer that to synthetic satins.

Anyway, here’s my pretty mashup of prints:) I wanted to wear them together so I had to wait until I completed my skirt:


Tank Top

So it’s the same story. You find fabric you need and while making your great escape before you plonk down ALL your money, the inevitable happens.

You see something else and try to ignore it but it’s just so cute. And it’s practically flirting with you – telling you all the things you could make out o it that you didn’t realise you needed until that moment. So you go over – just to see what it feels like after all it may not be that great. But floaty and soft, and the print looks even better up close. *sigh*

So I settled for one yard to make another modification of the Tiny Pocket Tank . I added some shaping to the waist and made the back more racerback. It was a quick sew – four seams, serge sides, narrow rolled hems on the neckline, armholes and bottom. I changed the shape of the bottom to make the back longer and curved the sides.

It felt a bit rude to photograph the mannequin with no bottom but I clearly got over it. Anyway, that print!!! So cute right – makes me want to go to Europe and sketch. Self control is my friend.


My mum and I fell in love with this cotton sateen from Mood. The print reminds me of photography film and I love that it’s not quite monochrome – the subtle blues are lovely. And of course, it’s quite comfortable with the teeny bit of stretch blended in.

I used the pattern from my other high waist skirt. I forgot to interface the waist band so it’s softer in that area but no harm done. I also raised the slit by about two inches which gives more freedom to move. I still like that length.

Both are fairly quick makes. I’m pretty certain I will make more of each. I’m avoiding the skirt in black though – I think I would look like a restaurant hostess but I could be wrong. What do you think?

À tout à l’heure!


PS: I will be back to show you what I made for my mum too:)



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    December 17, 2014

    Love it hun…Kudos to you our future and latest fashion protégé!!

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      Lady ID

      December 18, 2014

      Amen. Thanks girl!!

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    December 19, 2014

    You absolutely will NOT look like a hostess lol. Especially if you style it with an oversized or boxy crop top??

    They both look great!

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      Lady ID

      December 23, 2014

      LOL. Good point. Funny enough, I found a black pencil skirt I’ve had for a while. I’ll have to reincorporate it into my wardrobe. It wasn’t high-waisted though

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    December 24, 2014

    love that print mixing!

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      Lady ID

      December 31, 2014

      Thanks – I was probably channeling my inner Oona:)

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    February 22, 2015

    Such a great outfit! The skirt fits like a dream, & I like the mods you made to the tiny pocket pattern.

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      Lady ID

      February 25, 2015

      Thanks Ebony:). That top is now one of my favourites because of the print.

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