A triple today! The skirt was sewn up on a bit of a whim. There isn't much call for pleather skirts in my life, but I had a remnant from the Clegs sale last year and well, you know how it goes. I thought I'd have a play. The pattern is Burda 8155 a pencil skirt designed for wovens, but as the pleather was very stretchy it didn't need a zip so I used ponte scraps and the waistband from the Mabel skirt instead. The skirt isn't quite as shiny as it looks in the pictures and feels quite nice on, even if it does make a rather 'swishy' noise when walking or sitting!
The pleather was surprisingly easy to sew with when I was sewing on the non pleather side. Not so much when I tried to sew the other side for hemming the split. Even with a Teflon foot and grease-proof paper it was pretty ugly so I hand sewed the split, decided against hemming the skirt, and with Oanh's help (I love her attention to detail) cut it to the right length.
I'm a little undecided about the final result. It's a bit wrinkly (pleather is NOT easy to iron!) and rather unforgiving but possibly wearable with an oversized cardie or sweater?
Like, ta-da!, this grey cardigan: Butterick 5528, View D in a mystery grey wool- blend knit from the stash, made up in XS.I found the instructions a bit strange and they seemed to do things in a different order than I would have done, and in a way that made it difficult to use the overlocker for construction. While I like the whole drapey cardie thing, I'm not totally feeling this pattern on me; the sleeves feel too wide. I actually ended up taking some extra volume out of the sleeves and adding cuffs but they are still a bit big- maybe it's the raglan style. I tried on Nic's Swoon cardigan and liked that much better so I might have a go at that one.
The white tank is the Mission maxi pattern, which I love, made up in some nice thick op-shop cotton knit. So quick and easy. I made this one at Sewaway in about 45 mins and when the weather warms up (Brrrrrr, Melbourne) I think be wearing this a lot.
Thanks to Nic for taking the pictures which, as you can see, we took very seriously :) She kept telling me to channel my inner rock chick. Ha ha ha.
Skirt: Burda 8155, used before = free. Fabric, remnant from Clegs, $12
Cardi: pattern Butterick 5528, on sale ($3.50?). 1.5m of great knit, $6 from Spotlight eons ago
Top: mission maxi pattern Used before = free. Fabric, $2 op-shop jersey
Outfit total = $23.50